After a full day of understanding the problem and choosing a target for your sprint, today you get to focus on solutions. The day starts with inspiration: a review of existing ideas to remix and improve. Then, in the afternoon, each person will sketch, following a four-step process that emphasizes critical thinking over artistry.
Today will begin with divergent thinking (generative) and end with convergent thinking (critical). By the end of the day, you and your team will have a stack of solutions. That’s great, but it’s also a problem. You can’t prototype and test them all—you need one solid plan. By tomorrow morning, you will critique each solution, and decide which ones have the best chance of achieving your long-term goal.