Ready to make your digital idea real? Use the Experiment Planner to test it

The Experiment Planner helps you plan an experiment to find out if your idea makes sense and how you can develop it. Gather your team and fill out the planner to get a clear plan for what to do and who does what.

When to use?

Use the Experiment Planner when you have an idea that you would like to test or know more about.

See how RAMM ran an experiment that helped improve digital stories.

How does it work?

Print the planner and bring it to a meeting with relevant collaborators.

You first talk about how you can test the idea – discuss the questions on the back of the planner if you need inspiration. You then fill out the planner and make sure that everyone knows what to do.

Why use the planner?

Test your idea to find out if it makes sense and how you can develop it. This will help you:

  • save time and money
  • make more useful solutions
  • explain your decisions

Read more about why and how we created the Experiment Planner (book chapter).

How to use?

Set up a meeting: Invite staff, partners or volunteers with relevant knowledge and know-how.

Print the planner and plan how you will facilitate the discussion.

At the meeting: Talk about how you can test the idea and fill out the planner.

The Experiment Planner works really well. Having the questions on the back, those prompt questions, I think that is really helpful.
Daniel Martin, Head of Curatorship and Curator of Making, Derby Museums

A very good way to communicate internally within your organisation what a project is about. If you show it to another department, it’s very clear to them what is going on.
Nikita Mathias, Project Coordinator for Digital Visitor Experiences, The Munch Museum