A Toolkit for Mobile App Development for Ending Violence Against Women

Explore existing knowledge

Once you have a specific challenge articulated, you want to explore it as deeply as possible so that you fully understand what is needed, what has already been tried, and how you can best solve it.

Step 1 of 2

Begin by creating two lists. On the first list, write down all of the things you already know about the problem. Your list might include facts about the problem and the people it affects, existing efforts to solve it, related challenges or barriers, or other insights. Once you have your list, go back and review it. Highlight anything that is an assumption – in other words, something you think you know, but don’t know for sure.

Step 2 of 2

Then create a second list of things you want to know about the problem. This list might include key assumptions from your first list, other questions you need answered, or early hypotheses to test. List as many things as you can! When you have finished this list, go back and review it.

Are there things on the list you can easily find information about online? Are there resources you can leverage for certain answers?