Weighted Decision Matrix
Identify and prioritize the most promising opportunities from multiple design concepts.
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- Identify and prioritize the most promising opportunities from multiple design concepts
- It creates a forum for conversation and shared decision-making and can help overcome the common biases on multidisciplinary teams.
- The underlying concept is simple but powerful: the matrix ranks potential design opportunities against key success criteria.
- The “criteria” represents the primary measures of product success rated on a scale, as defined by the product team and organizational stakeholders.
- A listing of “opportunities” represents the design ideas that elicit the most serious interest from the team.
- Once there is an agreed upon recommended list, another creative “deep dive” can now refocus on newly agreed-upon design ideas.
- The method provides a structured process for team conversations, shifting decision-making to a process grounded in success criteria, not personal opinions.