How Might We Template

Convert Challenges To Opportunities

Use these visual tools to identify challenges and discover innovative solutions.

  • Customizable ‘How Might We’ templates to initiate the design thinking framework collaboratively with your team
  • Simple drag and drop shapes to easily write down ‘How Might We’ notes
  • Online whiteboard with freehand drawing and real-time collaboration
How Might We Template
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Reframe Known Challenges

Reframe Known Challenges

Reframe Known Challenges

Multiple ‘How Might We’ templates to effortlessly write down and organize ‘How Might We’ questions.

Configurable color themes to highlight insights and opportunities for improvement.

Freehand drawing and highlights to add annotations and make notes of key points in the ‘How Might We’ template that requires extra attention.


Create Plans to Address Challenges

Create Plans to Address Challenges

Attach links to external resources with in-app previews to provide further context on the challenges and opportunities.

Import images onto the workspace to provide a better understanding of the project or initiative.

Embed your ‘How Might We’ template in any site, or in Google docs, sheets, or slides, and Powerpoint presentations.

Export your template in JPEG, PNG, SVG or PDF formats to publish, present, print, and share.

Integrate with the most popular platforms to import, augment and visualize pain points and constraints in one workspace.

Create Plans to Address Challenges
Design Thinking with the Entire Team

Design Thinking with the Entire Team

Design Thinking with the Entire Team

In-app video conferencing to communicate and evaluate the ‘How Might We’ templates with your entire team in real-time.

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Collaborate with cross-functional teams on a shared canvas during design thinking sprints.

Full comment threads to review, discuss and share feedback with colleagues and stakeholders.

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Visualize process and user insights with AI templates
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    What Is the ‘How Might We’ Method?

    The ‘How Might We’ method is a design thinking technique that enables a team to find innovative solutions to issues or blockers by reframing known challenges that surround a product, service or initiative. Writing ‘How Might We’ notes (or HMWs) is a collaborative exercise by teams at the beginning of a project or strategic initiative.

    How to Create a How Might We Template?

    • Identify the problem statement - Research, identify and understand the needs and pain points of your customers and users. For example, users are not aware of the value proposition and full product offering.
    • Breakdown the problem statement - After identifying the problem statement, you can start breaking it down into smaller actionable steps. Brainstorm how the problem can be solved through different components and elements.
    • Map ‘How Might We’ notes as much as possible - Take each of the actionable steps identified and start mapping down “How Might We” notes for it as much as possible. Make your notes as comprehensive as possible by arranging the intended experience with the desired effect for the user. For example, how might we create awareness for the full product offering so that users become loyal to the product?
    • Prioritize on the identified opportunities - Use Creately How Might We template to visually represent the challenges and opportunities identified from the ‘How Might We’ notes. You can then arrange, style and add color themes to prioritize the set of opportunities you and your team will be working on.