Create small drawings to visually explore your ideas
Use this template to quickly generate ideas visually, and identify themes across your feedback to create actionable next steps.
Thumbnail sketching allows you to capture the essence of your ideas and communicate them visually, improving clarity and fostering better understanding and alignment.
To use the Mural thumbnail sketching template, follow the below steps with your team.
The first step is to clearly lay out the central idea you want to explore with your team, or the problem you’re trying to solve.
Next, assign each team member to a row of thumbnails within the template, and have them sketch two ideas — it can be useful to time-box each sketch so that you can move your session along according to your schedule.
Have all your participants present their two ideas and gather any feedback about them in order to iterate and refine what they have presented in the next section. Again, set time limits for each presentation and feedback round.
Based on the feedback that each participant has gathered, have them refine their ideas into a finalized version.
This is where you look for themes across the results from your team’s ideas. Where are there areas of overlap? How could these themes help guide your team towards finalized concepts or solutions? Assign next steps based on what you uncover.
To get the most out of your thumbnail sketching workshop, you should: