Prioritizing and refining your ideas
As you generate potential solutions you will find that you soon have dozens of different ideas, many with different levels of detail and scope. Some of your concepts may speak to high-level qualities of a solution, and some may be ideas for specific features you want to include. Both are okay!
During the ideation stage of the design thinking process it can be valuable to focus on divergent thinking - going broad and generating as many concepts as possible. The next step, however, is to begin refining and prioritizing your ideas, so you can focus your attention on the strongest concepts moving forward.
As you work through selecting your best ideas, don’t worry about the ones you’re “leaving behind” - you can always come back to these ideas later on and explore them further if needed.