Module 3: Prototyping, Testing & Experimentation
Evaluate your Experiment
Why should you use this method?
- To avoid making conclusions of your experiment in a hasty manner
- To collect the right data for the experiment
- To be able to learn from the experiment
- To make the right conclusions on the hypothesis and move forward
How can you apply this method?
Step 0: Conduct the experiment that was designed
Step 1: Debrief with the team
After the experiment is concluded, debrief with the team to discuss how the experiment went.
Some of the points to be discussed with the team:
1. Define the pain point that was tested
This is the focal point of the experiment and should be made clear to the team again.
2. Discuss in detail the execution of the experiment
Go through step by step of how the experiment was executed. This will help you assess if there were some issues in the execution.
3. Gather the data that was collected from the experiment
Gather all the information and data that each team members collected from the experiment
4. With the data collected, assess if the data confirms any of the 4 outcomes below
Great problem, great solution: The team should be ready to invest in the idea
Great problem, bad solution: The team should do another session of brainstorming
Not a problem: Team should try to identify a new problem
Didn't learn about the problem or the solution: The experiment did not help you to collect the necessary data to validate or invalidate the hypothesis, and the team should redesign the experiment