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Our favorite digital tools for remote collaboration

We've spent 10+ years testing digital tools for remote collaboration and innovation workshops. Here are the best!

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Patient behavior journey map

Capture the patient journey through a behavioral design perspective

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Behavioral challenge statement builder

Use this tool to translate your understanding of the patient into a well-crafted behavioral challenge statement.

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Team canvas

The Team Canvas is a strategic framework that helps team members kick off projects and align on a common vision.

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Ecosystem mapping

By mapping ecosystems, you can uncover key stakeholders, and where value is created.

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Customer barriers and boosters

This tool will help you identify what the barriers and boosters are for your customers to use your
solution.

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Growth engines (AARRR)

This framework helps you map and identify the crucial actions and tactics to implement to make sure a user becomes a paying customer.

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Venture capital readiness checklist

Use this checklist to assess your readiness for a venture capital investment.

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Corporate-startup partnership mapper

Use this tool to map and clarify the responsibilities and goals of your
corporate-startup partnership.

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Marketing planning

Use this tool as an overview for your marketing planning to ensure a successful launch of your new product or service.

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Go-to-market roadmap

Use this go-to-market roadmap to capture and coordinate the timing and goals of the cross-functional activities related to launching a new product or service.

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Business model canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models.

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Market sizing

The “Market Sizing” tool lets you estimate the revenue potential of your offering.

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Stakeholder mapping

The “Stakeholder Mapping tool” helps you to identify and map out the key influencers related to your challenge.

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Pharmacy ecosystem map

What is this for? We mapped the retail pharmacy ecosystem in the US and identified opportunities new players are leveraging to challenge incumbents. Use this …

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Unit economics calculator

This business design tool will help you guesstimate whether your business model will be profitable and sustainable by analyzing your unit economics.

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Problem sizing canvas

Use this tool to assess the size of a customer problem and determine if solving it could produce value for your business.

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Business model validation plan

Set up experiments to validate the assumptions you’ve made in your new business model prototype.

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Vision card

The vision card will help you expand your concept by adding early business model details and enabling you to begin crafting your customer value proposition.

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Assumption learning card

Use this tool to collect and refine your learnings after testing your critical assumptions.

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Value proposition designer

Use this value proposition tool to articulate the actual benefits of your solution and zone in on how your concept will serve customers.

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Innovation taboo

Our buzzwords game that teaches teams to ditch the jargon and find simple ways to explain innovation terms.

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Revenue model flowchart B2C

An easy-to-use poster to find new B2C revenue models and decide which are right for you.

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Innovation A to Z

A complete overview of the innovation funnel, with tips & tricks, tools and related methodologies. Everything you need to launch new products or services, or to re-design and improve existing ones. From blank page to development.

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Virtual consultant

A complete overview of the innovation funnel, with tips & tricks, tools and related methodologies. Everything you need to launch new products or services, or to re-design and improve existing ones.

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Business model kit

Invented by Board of Innovation, this tool has helped thousands of corporate inventors, students and entrepreneurs to design successful business models.

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Future scan

150+ predictions and future trends to use in your brainstorms and ideation sessions.

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Brainstorm cards

Our corporate ideation game, with 52 triggers to generate new business ideas.

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Innovation posters

Spice up your office with these innovation posters – it’s time to remove some corporate dust.

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Feedback grid

A tool designed to help you structure the information gathered from user testing. Identify details that you might forget with this easy canvas.

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Revenue model flowchart B2B

An easy-to-use poster to find new B2B revenue models and decide which are right for you.

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Concept disruptiveness test

Could your new business model disrupt the market, or is it too safe? Take this test to asses your concept quickly and objectively.

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Ballpark figures

Quickly project the viability of your idea without having to build a full-blown business case.

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Evaluation criteria

In order to determine which
idea(s) to focus on, you must align
as a team on the criteria in which
you will be evaluating against.

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Idea sketch

Idea sketches are a great way to
begin articulating your ideas on
paper.

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Empathy interview guide

The interview guide is a tool designed to guide you during your first interviews with the customer or end users to better understand the right problems to solve. It’s the starting point of your empathy journey. Highly recommended before jumping into ideation.

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How Might We statement builder

The How Might We statement builder is a tool that allows you to explore potential innovation theses. It’s the perfect way to start with your solution development.

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Brainstorm cards for emerging economies

Our ideation game, with 30 cards to generate new business ideas in emerging market economies.

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Brain writing

The brain writing card helps you ideate collaboratively with your colleagues.

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Analogy thinking

The analogy thinking tool helps you to identify and apply the best features from other solutions.

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Persona

The persona is a tool designed to help you visualize and better
understand your customer segment. It is the starting point of your
problem exploration journey.

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10x10s

10x10s is an easy way to begin
stretching your thinking and
generating new ideas, individuals work against the clock to generate as many ideas as possible within a given amount of time.

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Pitch evaluation sheet

You’re sitting in the jury hot seat and need to give a business idea the “go” or “no go”. This tool will help you decide which pitch to give the green light.

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Pitching checklist

If you want to sell a killer business idea, your pitch needs to pack a punch. This 5-part checklist is the best way to make sure your pitch hits home.

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Experiment picker

This quiz will test how ready you are, and whether you’ve checked off everything Board of Innovation considers necessary before getting it out there. Remember: it’s better to fail a quiz than fail your customer.

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Experiment card

Clarify your experiments to validate your assumptions.

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Pitching canvas

Build the storyline of your pitch, covering all essential building blocks: problem, solution, business model, credibility, and call to action.

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Solution validation script

A set of questions to ask key stakeholders to validate your solution.

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Build it, break it, fix it

Collaboratively develop an idea, expand upon it, and then test its strength. Use it to grow your vision. Then tear it down and re-build.

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Idea shopping cart

Ensure a sufficient variety of ideas whilst facilitating everyone’s individual decision making process.

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How-now-wow matrix

Prioritize and select your most innovative ideas!

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Opposite thinking

This tool asks you to familiarize with the opposite side of things, to stretch the horizon of possibilities.

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Innovation battlefield

Prioritize your most important features or concepts and make decisions on how to take them forward.

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Innovation landscape

Distinguish new concepts and projects between the different (often highly confused) innovation types.

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Tech & trends matrix

A tool to generate hundreds of focussed ideas, with the inspiration of the latest trends.

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Concept card

A 1-page template to move quickly from random “post-it” ideas to a clear concept overview.

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Scoping canvas

The ultimate 1-page template to help your team align on the scope of your innovation project.

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Assumption mapper

Do you have a business proposition in mind? Challenge and prioritize your assumptions with this assumption mapper.

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Insights selector

Identify which insights should be taken forward.

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Problem validation script

This tool helps you go smoothly through your first problem validation interviews.

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Fragment cards

Document stories and observations uncovered during empathy sessions.

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Creativity blockers poster

A list of comments drawn from some of our innovation workshops demonstrating hints of cognitive biases at play.

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Patient behavior biases poster

This poster highlights 9 critical biases that influence decisions related to health. Understanding them will help increase the success of your solutions and interventions.

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Cognitive biases poster

Here are 16 cognitive biases to look out for that impact creativity and innovation process. They can originate from personal biases to group dynamics and politics and more.

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Linear unpacking

A 1-page tool to share insights crafted from fragment cards.

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Customer journey map

Possibly the most famous design thinking tool, a customer journey map allows you to reconsider the interaction with your products or services from the customer’s perspective.

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Customer empathy map

A simple empathy tool to deep dive into the mind of your customer.

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Innovation blueprint

A structured overview of key elements of an innovation activity. Identify clear roles and allow your activities to be compared.

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Innovation mission map

Summarise your key insights to shape a clear innovation mission statement.

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Innovation pipeline poster

Shift gears between the different phases of the innovation pipeline effectively.

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3 horizons model

A widely used tool in the strategic field, McKinsey’s 3 horizons model helps you discuss growth strategy in relation to the core business over the months and years ahead.

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Innovation matrix

A complete overview of innovation programs: you define the benefits you expect from your innovation strategy, the innovation matrix will show you the most suitable program to activate.

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Innovation DNA

Discovering which strategic goals really matter for your organization.

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