When you have a good understanding write the problem down in your own words. Look at the competitive space and adjacent solutions. Write, sketch, draw, whatever makes your thoughts tangible. As when you jump, there is nothing else that matters now. Focus on the aspects that differentiate your concept. Look at your problems from various angles and provide different answers. Once you are finished go back and find answers for your questions, either internal or external. Take a step back and reflect on your potential solutions. This stage will help you to check if you understand how the problem relates to others, like the business, users, and teams involved in the process. Pick the top solutions, which solve your problem the best. You should have most of the critical talking points ready due to the evaluative stage.
If you wait until the end to gather information from stakeholders, you might need to start over. You will run into new questions, most likely about details and dependencies.
People tend to think creativity comes from the removal of all restrictions.
In reality, it requires a thorough process that requires different mindsets and the discipline to follow.
Those learnings will give you a head start and provide initial inspiration. Put yourself into the shoes of your stakeholders and anticipate their questions. If the problem is clear, you will be able to give a clear answer.
With the right story in mind, chose the best way to visualize your concepts. The solution potential should feel as if it’s common sense.