Idea Lab Winner Announced: Create Lists Roadmap Challenge


Hello Innovative Users!

We are pleased to announce the results of our recent Sierra challenge! — Level Up! Sierra Create Lists Roadmap Challenge.

The Innovative Product Team is continually seeking input from our users regarding how we can best assist you in being successful. We designed this challenge to focus on improving Create Lists functionality in Sierra.

Geared toward Create Lists power users, this challenge was pre-seeded with several of your ideas from Always Open, but we asked for more ideas from you, and you delivered—with a total of 73 ideas!

This challenge provided so many great ideas for improvements to Create Lists. While the challenge has a single winner, watch for some of these ideas in later Sierra releases. These ideas are just too good to pass up!

And the winner is…

Submission: Add a conjunction AND NOT (in addition to AND and OR) to Create Lists

Inspired by: An idea submitted by Cindy Harper in Always Open – Sierra

Proposed for: Sierra 5.2, Q2 2020

“The number and quality of ideas in the Level Up! Sierra Create Lists Roadmap Challenge was extremely impressive.  We were excited that this challenge generated 1547 votes, 397 comments and 2686 views”, said Deirdre Stretton, Sierra Senior Product Owner and challenge sponsor.  “We have an excellent winning idea we will be slotting in our roadmap, but it was a close race! Many of the other ideas were interesting and exciting, and we will work on getting more of these ideas into future roadmaps. We want to thank all those who participated in this challenge!”

If your favorite idea was not the top vote-getter, never fear.  It will live on in Idea Lab. If there is not already a version of the idea in Always Open, create one!  And don’t forget to encourage your friends to comment and give it a “thumbs up”.

Visit the Innovative Idea Lab:

Special shout out to our wonderful Idea Lab Leadership team 

We couldn’t have done it without all of you!

  • Renee Brumett, Springfield-Greene County Library
  • Jeremy Goldstein, Minuteman Library Network
  • Gwyneth Jelinek, Fayetteville Public Library
  • Maisam Nouh, Ferguson Library
  • Kathy Setter, Indianhead Federated Library System

Special thanks to your moderators and expert reviewers:

  • Beth Juhl
  • Laura Lazaraton
  • Nicole Turzillo
  • Lindsey Bray

And special thanks to your top idea creators:

  • Lloyd Chittenden
  • Phil Shirley
  • Cindy Harper

What’s next for Idea Lab?

  • Sierra Death to Popups – November 2019

In addition, our Sierra Always Open and Polaris Always Open Spaces are open continuously and users are invited to submit ideas across a broad spectrum of categories. If you have never visited Idea Lab, please join us!  If you haven’t visited in a while, please come see what’s new!

What is Idea Lab?

Idea Lab is the website hub for our customer-driven innovation process that informs Innovative product roadmaps. To participate, simply go to Idea Lab, and enter in your username and password. If you don’t have an account yet, it’s not too late – simply follow the instructions on the Idea Lab FAQ and join in!

Please spread the word to colleagues at your own institutions and beyond about joining Idea Lab. At Innovative, we are committed to user-driven innovation that will benefit all our library partners, and we look forward to the next Challenge with you.

Happy Innovating!
Innovative Idea Lab Team