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Idea Spark Queries

12 questions to enhance your creativity exercises in Design Sprints: Download the PDF

Idea Spark Queries (ISQ) are a fresh approach to increasing creativity and innovation in design sprints. The carefully crafted questions encourage people to think outside the box and explore new avenues for solutions. It is ideal for teams who want to develop new products and business models quickly and effectively.

The key is to simplify the process: Instead of the traditional five days, we focus on four or three days without sacrificing creativity. The ISQ card deck of 12 questions helps to challenge assumptions and encourage out-of-the-box thinking.

These cards are used after the problem space and initial solution approaches have been defined. They break the routine and allow the team to dive deeper into the creative process in a relaxed atmosphere.

Use ISQ cards to

  • Challenge assumptions
    Break down conventional thinking patterns
    Gain new perspectives
    Encourage creative sharing

The added value: Using these cards in your sprints allows you to intensify the creative process without losing focus on the end result. It’s a practical way to ensure that all voices are heard and that the most creative and new approaches surface.

By sharing our experiences and tools, we hope to provide professionals in product development and beyond with valuable insights and methods for successfully turning their ideas into business models.