How Might We: Opportunities & Examples
What is a How Might We Question?
How Might We questions are both the arc and the underpinning of design thinking. Framed in a very intentional way using "How might we..." language, these questions reflect the importance of working as a team, engage creativity, and guide the design of the many different possible solutions to any challenge. For example, there are many ways to use technology to influence teens' behavior to avoid pregnancy. These strategies can focus on teens as end users or on people who interact with and influence teens. Here are some examples of How Might We questions related to innovation in teen pregnancy prevention:
- How might we increase access to sexual health education for underserved populations?
- How might we use big data to provide actionable insights into the teen pregnancy prevention field?
- How might we make it easier for people in entertainment media, like YouTubers, to address issues related to sexual and reproductive health?
- How might we work with marketing technologies to get the right message to the right person at the right time—especially underserved audiences?
- How might we involve librarians and museums in influencing the behavior of teens?
- How might we use technology to expand and re-think healthcare settings and improve customer experience?
- How might we involve pharmacists as frontline caregivers in increasing access to information and methods of birth control?
- How might we increase idea-sharing and collaboration among people in the teen pregnancy prevention field?
- How might we help people who qualify for free birth control understand that they do qualify, and how to act on it?
- How might we increase access to information about healthy relationships and birth control for people who influence teens and are working in non-traditional settings?
- How might we use technology to enhance physical environments (healthcare locations, libraries, homes, work, etc.) so that they are supportive of learning that leads to teen pregnancy prevention?
- How might we use technology to create networks (of people) that support decision-making that, in turn, supports reproductive health?
- How might we increase people’s confidence and sense of self and increase their ability to perform the tasks related to better reproductive health?