What is this for?
Do you need to come up with innovative ideas?
The “tech & trends matrix” helps you:
- To introduce your team to new technologies and trends that can trigger innovative ideas. Explaining each technology and trend by using inspiring startup and corporate innovation examples makes these high-level concepts extremely actionable.
- To explore how specific trends and technologies can impact the challenges at hand.
Download this PDF and print it on an A2. You can also draw it out on a sheet of paper if you can’t print.
Frame your challenge.
Pro-tip: “How might we…“: these three little words set the team in a direction that is solution-oriented (how), optimistic (might), collaborative (we).
Select relevant Social/Tech Trends. Aim to select around 8 Trends. For an example of a HMW/trends inspiration deck click here.
Ask participants to define 4 HMW statements related to the challenge at hand.
Give the HMW/trends presentation.
Ask people to select 4 trends they find inspiring.
Pro-tip: provide handouts of your tech and trends presentation.
Ask the participant to ideate on each HMW statement and use the selected trends as triggers to come up with new ideas.
Tech & trends matrix
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