In order to really understand a situation including the thoughts, needs, problems and hopes of the people you are innovating for, one of the easiest and most direct ways is to talk to them. Empathic interviews are a gentle and effective way to do that.
This method is about opening up and daring to ask any kind of questions concerning your project/enterprise. You present your “problem” and your audience will bombard you with solutions on post-its.
The Business Model Canvas is a template for developing new or existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements describing a product’s or service’s value proposition, customers, and finances.
Backcasting is an approach to planning innovation that is based on moving backwards from the vision to the present to explore its feasibility and implications. It can be done as a participatory process but it can also be used by an individual.
The Wheel is a simple but powerful tool designed to help you get a graphical representation of the present balance between different areas regarding your personal life or organisation, and identify which will most benefit you by improving.
This is a multisensual facilitation method that helps you understand complex patterns in a process flow. It helps you understand the history of a situation and develop from an understanding of the past an organically developing future scenario.