Idea shopping cart

Ensure a sufficient variety of ideas whilst facilitating everyone’s individual decision making process.
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What is this for?

Always having trouble making group decisions concerning the selection of ideas? The “idea shopping cart template” helps you:

  • To ensure a sufficient variety of ideas.
  • To facilitate all participants’ individual selection processes.

Step-by-step guide.

Step 1

Download this PDF and print it on an A3 sheet of paper. You can also draw the diagram on a sheet of paper if you can’t print.

Step 2

Tell everyone to walk around the room (all posters with ideas should be hanging on the walls), read through the ideas and indicate the ones they like with dot-votes.

Pro-tip: Encourage discussions but avoid that people spend 10 minutes discussing 1 idea.

Step 3

Hand out the idea shopping card. Explain that everyone should fill in the top half of the template by selecting and copying (not taking them off the wall) 6 ideas:

  • An original idea
  • An idea for in 5-10 years
  • An  implement now idea
  • An idea addressing a new market
  • An idea about a new offering
  • An idea you just really like

Pro-tip: Change the 6 criteria based upon your goals.

Step 4

Ask people to sit down and turn their 6 ideas into a top 3.

Pro-tip: Explain that they don’t have to copy ideas literally they can build upon existing ideas and tweak them. 

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