Confluence Dynagram

Type of record:
  • Micro method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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The Confluence Dynagram has a radar shape and is therefore a multidimensional configurator. It can thus capture and visualize the properties of prototypes and their interdependencies and possible limitations.

Thus, Confluence Dynagram can help design thinking teams to see, discuss, and derive dependencies between factors and their effects in the prototype profile before creating a prototype.

Experiences from prototype tests can then be entered into the Confluence Dynagram. By saving different statuses, a development of the prototypes is documented and can thus be used for reflection.
  • Effective for disruptive innovations
  • Effective for highly complex challenges
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for new business models
  • Effective for process innovations
  • Effective for product innovations
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • Effective for service innovations
  • Effective for technology innovations
  • P1 Understanding (identify innovation fields - problem solving)
  • P3 Observe (people - environment - product use)
  • P4 Synthesize (create leading questions - take a stand)
  • P8 Early Prototyping (testing the idea directly on the user)
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