Carly’s App of the Week: Lucidspark
By Carly Bauer, Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing
Are you looking for an online whiteboard to bring your brilliant ideas to the surface? Do you need a space where your team can visually brainstorm and collaborate in real time to get creative juices flowing?
Lucidspark is a virtual whiteboard that helps you and your team collaborate to bring the best ideas to light. A product suite under the brand Lucid, it allows you to display dynamic brainstorming sessions on an intuitive canvas. For individual or team use, be able to collect ideas, organize thoughts, and pick the best course of action with real time collaboration to keep projects moving forward.
Capture team insights with sticky notes, freehand drawing, and color-coded cursors, shapes, and lines for each collaborator. There is also the option to separate into Breakout Boards and swap feedback in the chat box.
Once all your ideas are on the board, vote for your favorites, group insights by themes and trends, and develop workflows to display next steps.
Manage the creative chaos
Lucidspark gives you the space to think expressive and freely with the tools to focus.
Use Breakout Broads to improve collaboration sessions by splitting up into smaller groups.
When your collaboration session is done, present your work to the larger group and automatically sync it all back to the main board.
Drive attention and laser focus by incorporating time sensitive activities. The built-in timer option displays the countdown on everyone’s screens to keep proactivity and creative juices moving.
Call others to me
A simple way to get everyone to the same spot on your board. No more finagling if the team is lost on the page.
Easily tally votes on ideas, visualize the results, and group ideas together by number of votes. Pinpoint the ideas with the most potential to establish points of action to keep moving forward.
Gather and Sort
Work together to tag ideas by priority, potential, or lift. From there, automatically organize everyone’s idea with Gather and Sort features to make sense of it all.
If everything above is feeling a little overwhelming, no worries. Lucidspark includes templates as a simple way to dive right in and get to work. Their library has a variety of frameworks for everything, from user journey mapping to sprint planning. Teaming up with industry experts to make sure you have what you need to succeed.
Boost productivity by connecting your innovation canvas to Slack, MS Teams, Jira, Lucid’s other product suite Lucidchart, and more.
Be able to hold dynamic working sessions with your team through Zoom with the Lucidspark app. Create and share boards, work in Zoom breakout rooms, and organize your brainstorm session into actionable next steps.
Share ideas, collaborate in real time, and move from insights to action with Lucidspark’s Slack integration. Slack is a great platform for team and company conversations. Watercooler Slack chats can also be a great place to produce some of your team’s best ideas, but those ideas deserve their own space. So, for those moments, when a brilliant idea occurs, simply start a new Lucidspark board directly from your Slack channel to keep those creative juices flowing and put your ideas to paper, so to speak.
Merge Agile planning wit visual collaboration using Lucidspark Cards for Azure DevOps Cloud. Convert brainstorming sessions into Azure DevOps work items and visualize your roadmap in a flexible visual workspace that make is easy to keep teams aligned. Be able to transform task lists into roadmaps and customer journey maps to visualize the work ahead. Import work items, organize cars on your board, better visualize data points and plan out next steps.
- MS Teams
- Google Drive
- Jira Software
Once you have brainstormed your ideas and devised your plan and next steps as a team, or for yourself, it’s time to formulize those plans, implement, and track progress with Lucid’s other product suite, Lucidchart. Export your Lucidspark boards into Lucidchart to create more polished documentation that teams can reference and widely share.