Desert of the Unknown 🏜
During your travels through the magical world of Design Thinking, you've glared through a magic first diamond and, magically, were transported to The Desert of the Unknown 🏜!
A 90-120 workshop template that guides a team through interviews with up to ten stakeholders.
When to use The Desert of the Unknown Canvas?
As a workshop facilitator or team-lead, you want to align the team on the output of research interviews with stakeholders. The Desert of the Unknown is a place where the observers can take notes during the conversation.
The Desert of the Unknown works across multiple touchpoints:
Information gathering during an interview;
Helps the team with Note Taking;
Prioritize Clusters with the Impact vs. Effort Matrix.
How does The Desert of the Unknown work?
We'll guide you through 9 key concepts:
Interview: A Researcher interviews with a stakeholder? 30-45 mins
Note Taking: During the interview, the observers take notes in their area.
Note Voting: Every participant votes their six favorite notes (one special must-have vote) 5 mins
Grouping Notes: Group the note together, define the Group name and move them to the correct box. 10 mins.
Write HMW's: As a group, formulate the How Might We questions per group. 15min
Prioritize Groups: Use the Impact vs. Effort Matrix to prioritize the Note Groups. 15min