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3. Consequence scanning

Think about potential consequences of a product or service to prioritise your ideas

Last updated on November 4, 2021

What is it good for?

  • Helps you consider the potential impact of your idea on people and the planet
  • Helps you check that the idea aligns with your organisation's values and culture

When to use it

When you have narrowed your ideas down to 1 or 2 using the prioritisation grid. Before you start to test your ideas with users.

How to use it

Consequence scanning helps you consider the potential impact of your idea on people and the planet, and check that what you’re thinking about creating aligns with your organisation’s values and culture.

It helps you answer three key questions:

  1. What are the intended and unintended consequences of this service, product or feature?
  1. What are the positive consequences we want to focus on?
  1. What are the negative consequences we want to mitigate?
 

Get the tool

Check out DotEveryone's resource to help with Consequence Scanning: