Teamspace

Teamspaces are well - the space for your team. They are the main "container" of your work in NEXT and serve as your team's collaborative work environment.

Teamspaces can have different objectives. For example, you can run a research initiative to gather customer insights, a prototype validation lab, an ideation effort, a strategy definition exercises, or a full-blown design sprint with a business case and validated proposition as a result.

To create a new teamspace, click the "+ Create teamspace" button on the top right corner of the Home screen.

Boards

The data you record or create in each stages is organized into boards. Boards allow you to view and organize your data in any way you like (e.g. a Kanban view, grouped by status). Boards hold data in the form of Notes.

To add a board, simply click on "+ Add board" on top of your page.

Notes

A note is an entry in a board in which you can record data of any type or form (e.g. interview transcripts, recordings, images, Miro boards, etc.). Notes contain both structured data in the form of properties (e.g. labels, assignee, due dates) and unstructured data (anything you add in the editor).

To add a note, simply open a board and click "+ New" at the bottom of a group.

Groups

In a board, notes are organized into groups – they look like columns in a Kanban. Groups are defined by the properties you applied in your notes. For example, if you have a single-select "Status" property with the values "Not started", "In progress" and "Completed", you will be able to group your data based on these values

To add a new group, create a new property value in a note or click on "+ Add group" in any board.

Properties

Properties provide you with the ability to add structured data to your notes. They enable you to organize your data in a way that makes sense to you.

To add a new property, open a note and click on "+ Add property".

Check out this article to learn more about properties: https://help.nextapp.co/en/articles/5357593-add-structured-data-to-notes

Highlights

NEXT enables you to analyze your data intuitively through highlighting. On a recording page, you can select any piece of content (text, files, embeds, etc.) to create a highlight. You can describe highlights and tag them by including a # before any word. This lifts out any of your data from the recording transcript and allows you to connect it to any other piece of data to build what we call a chain of evidence. All highlights from all recordings appear in your highlights.

To create a new highlight, simply select some text and create a new tag or choose an existing tag.

To view all highlights in your teamspace, open the highlights panel on the right-hand side.

Overall don’t overthink it. Start recording, organizing and analyzing data in NEXT as you see fit - and whenever you feel you need a bit more structure, check out how Templates work or get in touch!

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