Okay, it's Tuesday, Sketch Day. And whereas Monday was all about understanding the problem in your sprint, Tuesday is about solutions. So, no pressure, but this is where you're actually gonna come up with the ideas that will become the building blocks of the prototype that you're gonna test on Friday.
And the reason why we're gonna have you sketch the solutions is because sketching is a great way to move from an abstract idea to something that's concrete, that everyone can evaluate equally. The thing about sketching is that it's something anyone on your team can do, but it doesn't come naturally to everyone. So, our process on Tuesday, the process you and your team are gonna go through, is basically a way to break down sketching into a step-by-step activity that makes it accessible to everyone.
You might think that you need to come up with a lot of brilliant new ideas to solve your problem, but that's not actually true. If you look at any great innovation, it's actually built on remixing old ideas. And so that's exactly what we'll do in the sprint. On Tuesday morning, we start with an exercise called "Lightning Demos." And what happens in Lightning Demos is that you'll review great solutions from other industries, other companies, or even old ideas that have been floating around your team or your company for a while. One person will, sort of, volunteer to give a tour of each of those ideas, and another person in the sprint will capture the good ideas by making a quick drawing on the whiteboard of what people liked about that example.
So, in the afternoon, you're going to be ready to turn those ideas from the Lightning Demos and all of the foundation from Monday into solutions. You're gonna sketch in the afternoon, and each person's gonna work on their own, and you're gonna follow a four-step process: Taking notes, then jotting down ideas, then doing a quick exercise called "Crazy 8s," and finally, making a finished sketch. That finished sketch is not a work of art. It's gonna be mostly boxes and words, and the occasional stick figure. And it's gonna be something that's just clear and expresses your idea in such a clear way that anyone else on the team can look at it and understand it. When you're finished with your sketches, each person puts their sketch facedown in a stack, and then you're all finished with Tuesday. And you're ready on Wednesday morning to take a look at those and choose the best ones.