Quick Start

Get started with HunchBuzz in minutes. Everything you need to know to quickly start creating and sharing ideas!

Your User Profile

A user profile is created automatically when you’re invited to HunchBuzz but it’s easy to personalise it and make it your own:

  1. Click on your name on the HunchBuzz homepage.
  2. Click Edit Profile.
  3. Edit your details (Your name is what will appear to other users on the platform) and upload a photo if you want.

This is also where you can reset your password and see which HunchBuzz communities you belong to. Now when you choose My Profile from the homepage you’ll see your user profile, along with a summary of points you’ve earned and a log of all your activity on HunchBuzz.

Viewing Challenges and Ideas

The first thing you’ll want to do is view the challenges your organisation has set and the ideas that have been created under them:

  1. Select Challenges from the main menu.
  2. You’ll see the challenges that have been created for your org and their vital statistics.
  3. Click on a challenge to see a more detailed explanation and explore the ideas that have been suggested.
  4. If the challenge is interesting you can select Subscribe to receive updates.

Now you can browse through the ideas that have been created under a challenge and contribute by:

  1. Voting for an idea with a thumbs up/down.
  2. Commenting on an idea.
  3. Reviewing an idea.

If you want to receive updates on an idea just click Subscribe to receive an email notification when there’s activity.

Creating a New Idea

So, you have a brilliant idea you want to contribute. You need to choose the challenge it fits best under and then create your idea.

It pays to check through the existing ideas first to see if someone has suggested something similar. You can use the search feature to look for items, keywords or tags right across HunchBuzz.

  1. Select a challenge and click New Idea.
  2. Create a catchy title (just a few words), a one paragraph excerpt and then supporting info in the Details field.
  3. You can enter tags (like hashtags) to help locate and sort your ideas.

You can also add attachments that people might find helpful to understand the idea. The first attachment uploaded will be used as the idea image. Press Submit and your idea is now live and ready to go!

You can come back at any time and edit your idea – but you can only edit your own ideas.

Submitting a Review

Within certain challenges, there will sometimes be an option to submit a review. This allows you to provide more detailed feedback by rating the idea against a series of pre-defined attributes.

Note: Reviews are an optional feature enabled by your platform administrator.

The Journey Board

The Journey Board is a visual representation of how ideas are progressing across the organisation. It’s like a Kanban board and is a great way to view all ideas and activity in one place.

Note: Only an administrator can move ideas from one stage to another.

The Idea Archive

The Idea Archive is a place for the storage of ideas which may have been considered or may not be quite ready to developed. This is a great place to look for historical info on ideas and challenges – kind of like a “memory bank” for your organisation.

Note: Only the platform administrator can move ideas from challenges to the idea archive.

"The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away."

Linus Pauling
American biochemist, author and educator

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