Use this (free) template from Voltage Control
to organize what you learn from testing your prototype. Much easier to deal with than a wall full of sticky notes!
This story from the New York Times summarizes the research on making good decisions. I think (hope!) you’ll notice a lot of things that also happen in the design sprint. For example:
The upshot is clear: If you find yourself mapping a “whether or not” question, looking at a simple fork in the road, you’re almost always better off turning it into a “which one” question that gives you more available paths.
What’s the best way to expand your pool of options? Researchers suggest that if possible, you diversify the group of people who are helping make the decision.
Aw yeah, I thought so! If you’re into making good decisions and want to read more, I super highly recommend the book Decisive
by Chip and Dan Heath, which had a big influence on my thinking about the structure of the “Decide” step of the design sprint.