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Stage 2: Formulating a Problem Statement

How can we effectively formulate a problem statement? We shall discuss the methods here.

At the end of the process, You will be aiming to describe a meaningful problem statement at the end of this session. You will be achieving this through the following steps:

  1. Identify your target user.
  2. Extract the most essential needs.
  3. Translate those needs into a problem statement.
  4. Provides a narrow focus.
  5. Provides a set of criteria which you can later use to evaluate competing ideas for solutions.
  6. Serves as a starting thinking point for innovation.
  7. It is actionable, meaningful and exciting.
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