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Stickies Packs Template

Get team members moving, sharing, and generating ideas quickly with Miro’s Stickies Packs template.

About the Stickies Packs template

Our Stickies Packs template turns the concept of handwritten paper sticky notes into an online and collaborative experience. It’s a great way for your team to gather data and insights during brainstorming, workshop, or retrospective sessions. Using the individual sticky notes, you can add comments, thoughts, and suggestions to help your team identify new ideas.

What are stickies packs?

Stickies packs are sets of digital sticky notes you can add to your Miro board. They enable you to easily keep track of research, identify knowledge gaps and growth areas, and keep ideas concise. Sticky note packs also form the basis of many UX group processes, such as ideation, affinity diagramming, and design thinking.

Sticky note packs are useful for keeping meetings and workshops on task. They drive action (recording thoughts) rather than relying on talk alone as a way to share ideas. By adding participant names to sticky notes, team members are encouraged to contribute to group activity and stay present and accountable by taking ownership of their ideas.

Apply your stickies packs to other Miro templates

Using the Stickies Packs template, teams can copy over our pre-labeled sticky packs into any blank board or template. For example, let’s say you’re using the Strategy Diamond template. If you want to add notes and suggestions to that template, you can copy sticky notes from the Stickies Packs template. You can create a set of sticky notes for each team member.

Creating sticky notes is easy with Miro’s online whiteboard tool. It’s the perfect canvas to create and share your notes. Get started by selecting this Stickies Packs template, then take the following steps:

1. Choose your initial template. Choose from Miro’s template library to create a workspace that’s right for your needs. From conversion funnels to UML diagrams, we’ve got something for everyone. And if you can’t find exactly what you need, don’t worry. You can use a blank template to customize your board or tweak an existing template to suit your requirements.

2. Create your sticky notes template. In addition to your initial template, you’ll also need to select Miro’s ready-made Stickies Packs template. Once this template is ready to go, you can start to copy the sticky notes into your initial template (this leads us nicely to the next step).

3. Copy over the sticky pack to your preferred Miro template. Select all elements on the sticky notes board using the Ctrl+A/Cmd+A shortcut. Navigate to the Miro Board that you’ve set up for a group session, and use Ctrl+V/Cmd+V to paste the stickies pack. Duplicate the stickies pack as needed by using Ctrl+D/Cmd+D as needed to accommodate new participants joining your session.

4. Ask your colleagues to label their sticky packs with their names. Each sticky note in a pack comes labeled with a “participant” text box. You can edit this box to include your name to keep everyone's ideas or contributions attributed. You can also set it up so that names are automatically displayed. Simply select all the sticky notes and toggle on the “Show Author” button.

5. Start your group session. You’re all set to get started! If this is a timeboxed group session, you may benefit from using a timer to keep your ideation or brainstorming on track.

When to use stickies packs

There are no set rules for using sticky notes – use them according to your team dynamics and your project's context.

Sticky notes can’t replace process, strategy, or high-fidelity methods – instead, they help you start scrappy and make sure everyone on your team (regardless of personality type or place in an organizational chart) has a voice and perspective to share.

These sticky notes can help cross-functional teams (not just designers!) with the following:

  • Quickly collect ideas. Get colleagues, clients, or stakeholders thinking, sharing, and generating ideas at speed.

  • Group similar ideas. Find similar themes within ideas and group them. This will help you identify patterns and figure out your next steps.

  • Understand complex ideas. Make sense of a complex system using sticky notes. This lo-fi method makes it easy for everyone to understand what’s going on and how different elements interact with each other.

  • Visualize new ideas. Use sticky notes to better visualize new and different ideas. You can add as much or as little information as you need to help your team visualize a new concept.

  • Store everything in one location. Combine your team’s collective intelligence into a single common visual space. This makes collaboration easier, especially for remote teams.

  • Prioritize ideas. Virtual sticky notes allow you to visualize all your ideas in one location. As a result, you can easily prioritize which are the most important.

  • Digitize sticky notes. With Miro, turn handwritten notes into digital stickies and convert them into actions.

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