Use element configuration to enable different rating criteria for your element types, or to create completely new rating criteria.
Evaluating the content in your platform is integral to successful innovation management and foresight. Whether it is the impact a market trend will have on your organization, the disruptiveness of a technological change, or the feasibility of an idea or initiative.
The ITONICS Innovation Operating System comes with templates for element types (such as trends, technologies, or ideas) that include rating criteria. However, your individual rating criteria may depend on your unique innovation management process and your innovation objectives.
Configuring Rating type Properties
To define your own ratings, click on the user name on the left bottom corner (1), Element Configuration (2), and then go to the Property Configuration (3).
Here, you can add a New Property (4), choosing either the type Rating (5) or Numerical Rating (6) .
The Rating type allows you to define discrete options on the rating scale, e.g., Low, Medium, High. This can be used when the evaluation is a bit more qualitative, or the values are not necessarily spaced evenly on the scale. When multiple users apply a rating, we will round the average to the next full value, which will be shown in visualizations.
Choosing the type of Numerical Rating allows you to define a minimum and maximum numeric value that can be chosen on the rating slider. For numerical ratings, we do not round the average of the users' ratings.
🔍For detailed information about the different property types and how to set them up, also check out this article.
Adding the ratings to your Element Types
Now head to the Element Type Configuration to add the rating criteria you just defined to one or more of your element types.
You can either create a new Rating type group (1) or use an existing one. Choose the ratings you want to add from the dropdown (2).
You can rearrange rating criteria by dragging and dropping, and hiding the ones you don't want to use anymore by clicking on the eye-icon.
Once you are happy with your rating setup, hit Save Changes. You can now head to Explorer and start rating!
💡 For ideation especially, it can make sense to create several Rating type groups for your elements, and specify names for those groups. This allows you to give context to a set of rating criteria, and target it towards a particular group of people in your company.
You could, for example, create a rating group for Business Assessment with several business-related rating criteria, and one for Technical Assessment for a more technology-focused evaluation. Different stakeholders in the company will now have a much clearer picture of where they can contribute.