Creately Template Roundup: August Week 1

Did you check our last week’s template round up post yet? We shared five new templates useful for project planning that can help streamline planning, mapping, managing, and executing various tasks.

This week, we have five new templates that are helpful for team building, UX design, and risk analysis. These templates will help streamline communication, foster creativity, and improve decision-making within your projects.

Explore our diagram community to discover a wide range of industry-specific templates and examples that can help you efficiently manage your daily tasks.

This week’s templates include:

Icebreaker Template

The icebreaker template is designed to foster team cohesion and energize group interactions. This online visual whiteboard template is a fantastic asset for team-building activities, workshops, and meetings. It encourages participants to engage, share, and connect with each other in a lighthearted and enjoyable manner. By breaking down initial barriers and building a positive atmosphere, the Ice Breaker template paves the way for more productive collaborations and open communication within the team.

How to use the icebreaker template:

  1. Setup: Open the Creately app and create a new board. Access the Ice Breaker template from the template library or create a new board and add the template elements.
  2. Introduction: Gather your team members in a meeting or workshop. Introduce the Ice Breaker activity and explain its purpose: to create a relaxed environment for everyone to get to know each other better.
  3. Choose an icebreaker: Select an icebreaker activity from the template, such as “Two Truths and a Lie” or “Emoji Introductions.” Each activity is designed to encourage participants to share personal anecdotes, interests, or experiences.
  4. Engagement: Follow the steps of the chosen activity as outlined in the template. For example, if you’re doing “Two Truths and a Lie,” ask each team member to share two true statements and one false statement about themselves. The others will try to guess which statement is the lie.
  5. Discussion and connection: As each team member participates, encourage lighthearted discussions and interactions among the group. After everyone has shared, take a moment for reflections and celebrate the newfound insights into each other’s lives.

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Connect 4 Template

The connect 4 dots ice breaker template is an interactive and engaging tool designed to strengthen team bonds and encourage meaningful conversations. This online visual whiteboard template offers a unique twist on the classic Connect 4 game, infusing an element of fun and friendly competition into team-building activities. The template promotes teamwork, problem-solving, and collaboration in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

How to Use the Connect 4 Dots Ice Breaker Template:

  1. Open the template: Use the Creately app and find the Connect 4 Dots Ice Breaker template.
  2. Pair up: Put team members into pairs.
  3. Play the game: Take turns placing your colored dots on the board. Before placing a dot, answer a question related to the prompt.
  4. Connect dots: Try to get four dots in a row: up/down, side-to-side, or diagonally.
  5. Chat and play: Talk to your partner while playing. Share stories and ideas related to the prompts.

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Look, Mock, Analyze Template

The look, mock, analyze template is a handy tool for UX designers aiming to improve their designs through teamwork. This online visual whiteboard template simplifies the process of reviewing user interfaces, finding areas for improvement, and encouraging productive discussions. By guiding designers and stakeholders through a structured evaluation, this template contributes to creating user-friendly and effective digital experiences.

How to use the look, mock, analyze template:

  1. Prepare your workspace: Open the Creately app or use a physical whiteboard. Create three sections labeled “Look,” “Mock,” and “Discuss.”
  2. Introduction: Gather your design team and stakeholders for a collaborative session. Explain that you’ll be using the Look, Mock, Analyze method to improve the user interface.
  3. Look: In the “Look” section, show the design you want to evaluate. It could be a wireframe, prototype, or screenshot. Give everyone a moment to study it individually and note their initial thoughts.
  4. Mock: In the “Mock” section, ask participants to suggest changes directly on the design. They can draw new elements, mark areas needing improvement, or propose layout adjustments.
  5. Discuss and analyze: In the “Analyze” section, gather as a group to talk about each person’s insights and suggested changes. Discuss the usability and visual aspects of the design. Decide on the most important improvements and make a plan for implementing them.

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Card Sorting Template

The card sorting template can be used by UX designers aiming to create user-friendly digital experiences. This online visual whiteboard template simplifies the process of understanding how users group and categorize information. By involving users in the organization of content, the template helps designers create intuitive navigation systems and information architectures that match users’ mental models.

How to use the card sorting template:

  1. Set up your workspace: Open Creately app. Create a new board or use an existing one to set up the Card Sorting template.
  2. Prepare content cards: Create digital cards representing pieces of content, features, or categories. Each card should have a clear label and description.
  3. Introduction: Gather a group of participants who represent your target users. Introduce the Card Sorting activity and explain that you’re seeking their input to improve the content organization.
  4. Sort the cards: Distribute the content cards among the participants. Ask them to group and arrange the cards in a way that makes the most sense to them. They can use categories or labels they create themselves.
  5. Discussion and analysis: Once participants have sorted the cards, gather as a group to discuss their decisions. Ask about their thought process, why they grouped items a certain way, and if anything was challenging. Use their insights to refine your content structure and navigation design.

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Risk Assessment Template

The risk assessment template helps with risk analysis and management. This template simplifies the process of identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing potential risks in projects, processes, or initiatives. By systematically assessing risks, this template helps teams with making informed decisions to mitigate negative impacts and improve overall project success.

How to use the risk assessment template:

  1. Open your workspace: Access Creately app. Create a new board or use an existing one to set up the Risk Assessment template.
  2. List potential risks: Begin by listing all potential risks related to your project or initiative. Each risk should be specific and clearly described.
  3. Assess likelihood and Impact: For each risk, assess its likelihood of occurring and the potential impact it could have. Use a simple scale (e.g., low, medium, high) or numerical values.
  4. Prioritize risks: Calculate a risk score by combining the likelihood and impact assessments. Identify high-priority risks by focusing on those with the highest scores.
  5. Develop mitigation strategies: For each high-priority risk, brainstorm and outline potential mitigation strategies. These strategies should help reduce the likelihood or impact of the risk.

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