Benefits of whiteboarding exercises
Whiteboarding exercises provide your team with a clear understanding of concepts and enable you to collaborate efficiently. Typically, these are done on the spot – where you can create and iterate during meetings in real-time. Here are a few of the key benefits of whiteboard exercises.
Visuals are easy to understand
Concepts are presented visually, so everyone on the team is able to easily absorb the information that the presenter is trying to introduce or explain.
Sessions are interactive
Not only is the presenter sharing ideas but the rest of the team contributes by asking questions or suggesting solutions. Everyone has the opportunity to collaborate ideas, making the entire process more engaging for all participants.
Creative thinking is stimulated
The interactive nature of whiteboarding sessions stimulates collaboration and creativity. The more ideas that are shared, the more likely it is that the end result will be creative and unique.
Meetings are more effective
At the start of a whiteboarding session, it can be helpful to write out the purpose of the meeting. This ensures all team members are aligned on the goals of the session. The risk of inefficient communication or wasted time decreases dramatically when all members are visually cued on the desired outcome of the meeting.
More concepts are explored
Because concept creation is happening visually and in real-time, your team can draft a large number of concepts in a short period of time. You have all the space you need to pitch ideas and iterate on them as needed.
UX whiteboarding design challenge
A whiteboard challenge is occasionally included in the hiring process for a UX designe