Idea Star

enrich and enhance ideas by answering five questions

Idea Star

What is a Idea Star?

The Idea Star is an ideation method to enrich and enhance ideas and give them more depth. The playful character of the idea star makes it fun and easy to fill in additional details.

The Idea Star is a great format to use when you want to create pitches for ideas that are presented, or have to compare multiple ideas with each other. The structured approach makes it easy to grasp ideas and also compare them with each other.


How does a Idea Star work?

To start, place one or multiple ideas into the middle of each idea star. That acts as a title and short description for the idea. Now instruct everyone to fill out the five questions of the star, to enrich and enhance each of the ideas.


What is a good example for a Idea Star?

Imagine, that you are a coffee shop company (like Starbucks) and want to increase your customer's loyalty and engagement. One possible solution could be to launch a customer loyalty app. But how could that look in more detail? For this, the Idea Star is a perfect opportunity to create a small pitch to convince stakeholders.

Below, you can see what an Idea Star could look like in this situation.


Who invented a Idea Star?


Idea Star Template Download

Idea Star Miro Template

  1. Click the button below, to open the Idea Star Miro Template
  2. In Miro click on the name of the board in the upper-left corner, to see the board info card
  3. Click on the Duplicate button in the info card to add the template into your own account.
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Screenshot explaining how to duplicate a Miro template

Idea Star Mural Template

  1. Click the button below, to open the Idea Star Mural Template
  2. In the new tab click on Create mural from template to create a new Mural board with the template in your account

Tip: You can also click "Save for later" to save the template into your account and use it in the future.

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Screenshot explaining how to duplicate a Mural template

Idea Star PDF Template

To download the Idea Star PDF Template, simply click the button below.

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Questions & Answers

How can I edit the Idea Star template?
Duplicate either the Miro or Mural Idea Star template. All you need for that is a free account on one of the platforms. From there you can fully edit and adapt the template content and colors to your own needs.
Can I share the Idea Star template with others?
Yes, absolutly! Feel free to share this template with your team, colleagues or organisation. The best way to do this, is to send them a direct link to the template.
Is it possible to print the Idea Star template?
Yes, you can print the Idea Star template. To do so, simply download the PDF version of this template. The PDF version is in A4 format, vector-based and can be printed in high-quality on large size. The best paper size for printing is A1, because it's still portable but gives you enough space to work on.
Do I need a payed Miro or MURAL account to use the Idea Star template?
No, a payed Miro or Mural account won't be necessary to use this template, because you can always use the free plan for both tools. Or if you exceed the limits of the free plan, you can always download this template as a PDF.
What is the license for this template?
This template is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0. In short that means, you are free to download, copy and share the template. But while doing so, you must give appropriate credit and provide a link to the Idea Star template website.