Tech & trends matrix
A tool to generate hundreds of focussed ideas, with the inspiration of the latest trends.
What is this for?
Do you need to come up with innovative ideas?
The “tech & trends matrix” helps you:
- To introduce your team to new technologies and trends that can trigger innovative ideas. Explaining each technology and trend by using inspiring startup and corporate innovation examples makes these high-level concepts extremely actionable.
- To explore how specific trends and technologies can impact the challenges at hand.
Download this PDF and print it on an A2. You can also draw it out on a sheet of paper if you can’t print.
Frame your challenge.
Pro-tip: “How might we…“: these three little words set the team in a direction that is solution-oriented (how), optimistic (might), collaborative (we).
Select relevant Social/Tech Trends. Aim to select around 8 Trends. For an example of a HMW/trends inspiration deck click here.
Ask participants to define 4 HMW statements related to the challenge at hand.
Give the HMW/trends presentation.
Ask people to select 4 trends they find inspiring.
Pro-tip: provide handouts of your tech and trends presentation.
Ask the participant to ideate on each HMW statement and use the selected trends as triggers to come up with new ideas.