derek-roberts-piolox-glove-box-dampener-oct-08-07Derek Roberts is a product design engineer who attended the 2-day Idea Mapping Workshop held at ACH on October 3-4, 2007. This is the first map he created following the workshop. The above meeting minutes were from a Design Review with a potential new supplier for a glove box dampener — a small part that you don’t see, but it makes the glove box open slowly and controlled when you unlatch it.

The map covered meeting attendees and the following key areas:

  • Tuning (the 6 O’Clock branch) – This told Derek how the dampener could be adjusted to suit his design
  • Prototypes (also 6 O’Clock branch) – Timing for parts delivery
  • Need (the 10 O’Clock branch) – The follow-up required from the supplier.

For the pdf version of this map go to my website. If you click on any column it will sort alphabetically and you can then search by author or map title, etc.

Hint #16 – Meeting notes are a great place to start implementing your Idea Mapping. Typically they are a “safe” environment and the information is shared at a reasonable pace. Give it a try.