Problem definition

Often, a problem is approached too vague. Too big.
It is then also essential to first define boundaries that outline the area within in which the product will be developed.

Example:

“We want to develop a product that helps parents to find their child back when it is lost”

This can be done more concretely, for example:

“We want to make a portable system that allows parents, while spending time on the beach, to find their child via their smartphone”

This yields the following:

Target group: parents and children (3-15 years)
Context: outside, beach
Additional requirements: portable
linked to smart device

 

To obtain this focus, you could start to redefine the problem definition by using a tool like Boundary examination or 5W1H