jovoto is the leading co-creation platform running mass ideation sprints with a global community of creatives.
With over 120 000 professional creatives, brainstorming ideas and concepts online can be challenging and rewarding at the same time.
Having more than 100 idea submissions per innovation sprint, it was often hard for the team to capture, compare, and spot the winning insight.
Old idea detail page
As a first step, we started capturing all the insights around jovoto’s idea submission process.
Having in-depth interviews with sprint managers, clients, and creatives helped to make us understand the challenge.
How might we create more fairness and reduced efforts when submitting ideas?
How might we make reviewing ideas more focused?
Using modern design thinking methods, we started creating a unique version of an idea template. Describing the idea on one screen or one A4-sized slide should be the new basis for every idea submission.
To test our solution, we used a .pdf template, which we have sent out to creatives to be filled and then sent back to us.
Certain projects need additional input from the creatives, which has to be attached to the idea.
Tackling the challenges and incorporating learnings during wireframing.
12 column layout grid
Basic interaction elements
To enhance the overall user experience of the idea upload component and ensure a greater number of successful idea submissions we’ve made the following improvements:
The new idea upload is more accessible - you can start uploading your idea on the go and finish later on your PC
We’ve added tips overlays to the upload process - guiding users and helping them to structure their ideas
Different types of additional input can be added to idea upload process, making resulting submissions versatile and more flexible
A new idea view page has a dedicated idea canvas space, where contents of each slide are displayed - this makes each idea more compact and quickly scannable.
We’ve also added links to download idea’s source files and idea as an A4 formatted .pdf file.
Basic idea template including leading visual, target group, observation, conclusion, and solution
Optional slide - includes landscape image and short text caption
Optional slide with a portrait image and long text
A slide with plain text
Feedback from creatives on the new idea upload and idea view pages was overwhelmingly positive, and the quality of submitted ideas has drastically improved.
It’s an enormous improvement than before. The template helps you pitch your idea and makes it easy to understand/digest. The template is more structured; you can read and understand the concept faster. For most of the ideas, I didn’t have to browse all the slides because this new design allows you to understand the idea from the first slide.
It’s very effortless to see what I should focus on while posting the idea: where is the problem? (observation), what do I think about the problem? (conclusion) and what should I do to solve it? (solution).
The template helps to define the most critical thoughts and to avoid “water”.
Sketching, high-fidelity prototyping, usability testing, user experience design, user interface design, user interface patterns, visual style guide
Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, InVision