Use this summary to see if you have what you need for this stage of your design process.

Each stage has a series of statements which reflect where you should be by the end of the stage. This summary can help you identify any areas where you might need to focus. 

At the end of each stage, you should share progress and learning. You can use this document to summarise this activity, and to make note of any data or knowledge repositories you created. 

  1. We have planned an approach to engage key stakeholders to collaboratively generate possible solutions to the problem.  
  2. We have identified the best idea generating tools to meet the needs of the project and the participants. 
  3. Where possible, we have involved external expertise and knowledge as well as some “wild cards”. 
  4. We have looked at other sources, including outside of our sector, for inspiration. 
  5. We have organised our ideas and prioritised possible solutions in line with service user needs and success criteria. 
  6. We have design expertise in the team to prototype the idea in an engaging and visual way. 
  7. We have identified participants who could test and provide feedback on the solutions, including service users, staff and delivery partners. 
  8. We have distilled the key learning from the feedback and used this to improve the original solution. 
  9. We have gone through several sets of testing and refining the prototype based on feedback from a diversity of stakeholders.
  10. We have documented the process to ensure transparency in decision making. 


Checkpoint – Sharing progress 

To help us keep track of the process and brief new team members, at the end of this stage, we have summarised what we have done, what we have learned and what will happen next.  

We have shared this with our team, key people in the wider organisation, and our partners to ensure we are all on the same page and clear on the management and governance of the project. 

Last Updated: 13 December 2023