Dot Voting ?!

“Let’s use dot-voting to pick the brightest idea !!”
“Let’s use dot-voting to pick the next task to work on !!”

It’s colorful, and it’s fun to use, isn’t it ? Most innovation and design workshops use dot-voting, but frankly this tool frustrates me a lot.

Reasons being in most workshops the facilitator is not experienced enough to group the ideas / tasks and then asks the equally inexperienced workshop participants to make hasty business or product decisions, with risks of familiarity bias and popularity bias.

If you have to do a voting, I would suggest to use quadratic voting method with online tools like Mentimeter.

Further reading : What’s Wrong with Dot Voting Exercises

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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