How - How Diagram

Editors rating: 
0
No votes yet
Users rating: 
0
Your rating: None
0
No votes yet
Identification
Level of process: 
Method
Method category: 
Intent or purpose: 
To systematically generate ideas to deal with a problem or an opportunity
Used as component of: 
Any workshop as the idea generating or creativity part of the session
Types of Participants: 
Any but those more comfortable with structure would like this better.
Optimal amount of time needed: 
6 min.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
lists of ideas in a form.
Level of participation: 
high
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
This particular exercise does not require a lot of experience leading workshops but depending on what is done next there may be more expertise needed.
Setting and Materials: 
Markers, flipcharts, etc.
Resources Needed: 
The forms (see file) need to be printed and large charts need to be created.
Pre-Work Required: 
Create forms and charts
Procedures: 

Context

1. We are going to use a method called the How-How Diagram to generate ideas.

2. State what the focus issue is that is being worked on.



Steps

1. Divide the group into teams of 4 or 5 people.

2. Pass out the forms.

3. We want to use this form to generate ideas. Ask participants to put the name of the issue or opportunity at the top of the form.

4. The way the form works is the name goes at the top and you answer the question,

a. ?How can we do this??

b. List the two best ways.

c. Put those in the form.

5. Go to the next level and ask the same question. In this way fill in the big form. Use the individual forms for notes.

6. Are there any questions?

7. When the teams are finished ask them to report.



Conclusion

Go to the next step of selecting or clustering these ideas.



Notes

Prepare ahead of time Flipcharts with the form on it and print enough forms (81/2 x 11 or A4) for every person and a couple extra for each team.

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
Process the ideas
File attachments: 
AttachmentSize
Microsoft Office document icon How-How_Diagram.doc44 KB
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
unknown
References: 
See Martin Leigh's website at http://www.ideagenerationmethods.com/methods/how-how-diagram.html
License Model: 
Open
Suppliers
Creators: 
Trainers: 
Consultants: 
Online: 
Supporters: