Deciding on an approach
In general, there are two types of boards that make good Miroverse templates: boards that are educational and boards that are inspirational - or some may fit into both! If you want your board to shine, it should excel in at least one of these ways.
Think of these as community templates, teaching tools. Structured boards provide starting points that users can adapt for their own purposes.
Here are a few examples of educational boards:
- The Customer Question Board by Julia Cowing @Mailchimp
- Lightning Decision Jam by AJ&Smart
- Service Blueprint Workshop by Xero
Think of these as examples, showcasing your work. Seeing the real-world content of your boards is useful for others to get inspired.
Here are a few examples of inspirational boards:
- Shishir's Guide to Whiteboard Framing by Shishir Mehrotra @Coda
- Full Customer Journey Map Example for Auchan by Stan Khrushchev
- Digital Event Planning for Distributed 2019 by Joanna Kim @Miro
Preparing your content for sharing
Setting up your board
- Create a clear starting point and flow. Make it easy to follow each part of your process right from the beginning keeping a clear structure.
- Provide guidance with examples. Most will be interested in your specific approach and experience. Examples really help, whether it’s blank Sticky Notes to give an idea of how many responses are expected, sentence starters to get ideas flowing, or an example of the final result.
- Easy to customize. Templates are great starting points for others to build on and really make their own, keep the content flexible by limiting the amount of locked elements.
- Keep it relevant and useful. Be mindful of others using the template in practice and keep self-promotional elements like logos and personal bios to a minimum.
💡See this example for Lightning Decision Jam by AJ&Smart
Telling a good story
- A simple introduction. Lead into the description with a short 100-200 word introduction.
- An insight and unique approach. Help viewers understand what makes your concept or approach unique. Here you’re looking to provide a few insights into why this board Important to you or your team.
- Helpful tips for getting started. To ensure your board can be useful straight away, outline a few best practices on how to get started with your board. This can be a walkthrough of how-to steps, some tips on approach, or three reminders to get into the right mindset.
- Key takeaways. As a wrap up it’s helpful to remind viewers of the key takeaway you want them to walk away with.
💡See this example for Shishir's Guide to Whiteboard Framing by Shishir Mehrotra @Coda
Creating a personalized video walkthrough
- Recommended video length can be around 3-15 min, there are no strict time limits.
- It can be simply recorded with Loom or any other screen recording tool.
- Add relevant insights that highlight your personal approach and problems that your framework solves.
- But the content is flexible, it could be a high-level overview, a short walkthrough covering steps of the process, or even a live-action example of it in action.
- Frames can be helpful to guide through steps.
💡See this example for Product Discovery Ideation Session by Tim Herbig