TOOLS & TEMPLATES

Some of our more popular templates, from problem definition to documenting feedback.

What sets our templates apart from the scores of others around is 

1) It's free

2) Most templates are preceded by a fully worked example, giving you a clear idea on how to use that tool.

3) Low on graphics, high on content. They are easy to load . download. With an editable extension installed in your browser (Like Doc Hub) you can even work on the templates directly from the template document

4) They have been formatted for an 8 X 11 inch paper (or A4 size) to enable ease of printing at work or more importantly, at home now!

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the complete book

We're working on our mega toolkit which will be full of templates, examples, links to useful resources and more.... in the meanwhile, we have split some of our tools into individual downloadable free PDFs... browse below and download.

We do NOT want to dump loads of links from outside sources. we want to go through each one, use it and curate only ones we think are useful, easy to use and easy to load/download! 

Our own tools that you see below are ones we have used, use regularly....they work just fine!! sans the fuss!!

(Contact Us if you think something is missing, not working or just have a suggestion, we love hearing from you, always!)

click on each title below to view & download the pdf

Not always the easiest!! This template will get you started!

Once you have determined what the problem / product/service is, it is important to determine deliverable avenues to turn it into reality. 

What resources (funding, skills, people, technology etc.) do you need to implement your idea?

TIP : Use these three in conjunction!

Not just something they say on the London Subway!! Where are you now and where do you want to be? What do you need to traverse that gap?

TIP : This is the most ignored part of it all! We strongly suggest you use it. 

This is an alternate to the Ideation template. This allows you to categorize your ideas into ones you can do now (Now), ones that have terrific innovation abilities and does not take a lot of resources (Wow) and ones that are terrific no doubt but needs resources you do not have right now (How?)

TIP : Use this as an alternate to Ideation if you are able to prioritize your ideas at the same time you are generating them. Else use it as step 2 for Ideation.

This furthers the ideation process. it adds more body to the problem/ situation by allowing you to get more tangible information around the issue.

By asking what-who-why-where-when-how questions around your issue, you get a deeper sense of what you are up against in a very short period of time

When you are crossroads, innovating or creating new practices and identifying new opportunities seems impossible- nothing is farther than the truth!

This set of helpful hints helps jumpstart innovative thinking whilst pivoting.

Who and what are ALL the players in the ecosystem you exist? What is their relationship and link to you and to each other? Mapping this out helps you understand where you stand, whom to contact, collaborate with, who influences what and so on. 

Empathy Maps

Get to know your user/ customer / client better. What are they thinking, feeling, saying and doing?

Who are your stakeholders? These two templates allows you to map ALL your stakeholders and determine which ones are useful for which problem you are working on

Who is your customer? How well do you know them? their hopes, ambitions, pains and gains? This is important because this directly impacts how they use your product / service (or whether they use it at all or not!!!)

This also helps you target and direct ideas and resources to appeal to them. 

How will you gather feedback for an interview or assessment tool you have built? Asking people later on would mean recalling from memory; what about you as the designer / creator of that tool? How will you document your own observations? This template covers it all...

Prototyping:

Journey Maps

How does your customer / client navigate through your product / service? What is going on smoothly and what are points of pain? are there things in your  product/service that can be made better? A journey map allows you to understand all this and more. (This template has examples and feedback form built into it as well!)

Prototyping:

Storyboards

What does your product or service looks like in one go? What are high points and low points? Can you view it all in one snapshot? A storyboard lets you do just that! (This template has examples and feedback form built into it as well!)

Tips & Tricks:

Doodling and sketching

This template makes it easy to get those on your team who are hesitant to draw or doodle into the thick of things! 

Tips & Tricks:

The Innovation Hackathon

This template gives a step-by-step on how to run a low tech, low cost innovation hackathon to generate some ideas.. and fast!

Tips & Tricks:

Ideas

Some low-cost, low-tech ideas to jumpstart creative thinking in your organization.

 

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