"Ideation is about generating ideas and making them tangible."
- IDEO, Design Thinking for Libraries
You have already done a lot of work on engaging your community to answer the question of what they want or need in an active learning space in the library. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to sort out all that information and focus in on one discrete issue that you want to tackle. So let’s start by sharing your experiences.
Stick your words and pictures on the wall to help you tell the story. Make it quick -- one minute per story maximum. Each team member gets a turn for one or two of their best ones.
As a team, talk about the stories you heard and pick out three or four you want to explore further.
With your chosen stories in mind, come up with some ideas about who, specifically, will be using your planned space. The next step is to get inside the head of your target audience with empathy and personas.