One can hardly imagine a simpler framework than the nugget frame 👉 a simple frame that frames a data point and thus marks it.
Why did this extremely simple framework prevail 🤷♂️
Our coach Holger developed the Nugget Frame with his former colleague Johannes in 2013 and used it in workshops:
"It was never our intention to challenge more complex frameworks. Our aim was to enable inexperienced teams to start analyzing qualitative data. It couldn't be simpler:
'Set a framework around a statement from your interviews that you find intuitively exciting . We then continue to discuss these data points as a team.'
Everyone understood the request. Sure, that seems very simple at first, but it gets the teams to deal with the individual data."
More and more coaches then used the Nugget Frame in their projects. The possible applications have expanded, although the basic principle remains the same: mark x (and hide y)
These are the 3 most common uses👇
✏️ Highlight - Each team member marks the intuitively most exciting data point and discusses it in the team 🗣 👥
✏️ ✏️ Reminder - Whenever teams are evaluating large amounts of data, they mark the last data point with the nugget frame to remind themselves where to go next time ⚓️
✏️ ✏️ ✏️ Pattern analysis - The team clusters all data according to potential solution topics and sets nugget frames around the most exciting aspects. The cluster with the most nugget frames stands out ✨ The team will continue to work with this for the time being.