The Into the Graph Feasible x Useful activity provides a fast way to prioritize a list of proposed ideas or actions. By relatively comparing levels of feasibility and how useful each idea is to each other, the participants collectively create a prioritized list of high valuable and feasible ideas.
Running the activity
1. Draw a graph Feasible x Useful with the marks low and high for each axe.
2. Either ask participants to write down ideas and action on post-its, or select the post-its from some previous activity.
3. Ask participants to place each idea or action to the graph Feasible x Useful. Each post-it should be placed next to each other according to both axes.
- Feasible: Can it be done? How realistic is it?
- Useful: Does the action actually solve the problem? How effective will it be?
By the end of this activity, it will be clear to everyone the actions considered to be highly feasible and useful. These should take priority amongst all the ideas and actions. Mostly likely, ideas that have low feasibility and are not considered too useful are discarded.