An easy tool for collecting and organizing thoughts generated in the initial process, and from registrations, brain storms, etc, is the use of word clouds.
It creates a graphical and easily understandable representation of ones thoughts and how they are valued – or how they are organized according to importance for the project, or further investigations.
In my word cloud the user is at the centre. From the user at the center, there are many thoughts that radiate out – some more important than others.
The size of the words might not necessarily indicate importance, but instead that I need to give it more thought in the following couple of weeks compared to some of the smaller words.
word cloud for furniture design