What is a Design Sprint?
A design sprint is a 4 day process for trying new ideas, testing big ideas, and designing or making improvements for products, websites, or experiences. It compresses months of work into a few days.
Why run a sprint?
The design sprint is perfect for kicking off big projects, making big decisions, or testing new ideas. The design sprint is great for saving a lot of time and resources while getting a diverse group of people to work together
The design sprint takes all the elements of design thinking and condenses it into an intense design hack-a-thon style process. In day 1 we work with you to define the challenges and work towards creating solutions for the sprint. In day 2 we decide on what to design. On day 3 we design a high fidelity prototype or mock-up which we test with real users on day 4.
Discover & prioritize challenges and questions to focus on for the sprint. Create solutions for the challenges.
Decide on which solutions to focus on and design.
Design a prototype based on day two solutions and set up user testing.
Test the prototype with real users. Use Feedback from user testing to define clear next steps.
There are a lot of options to consider after a sprint is finished. You could use an additional sprint to iterate and refine the idea. Or take the prototype to other members of an internal team for buy-in and further develop the idea. You can also use the prototype as the launch point for a full project. Or Toi train your team to run more Design Sprints at your company.
We’ve partnered with General Assembly and other organizations to
teach the design sprint. Contact us to learn more.
Design Sprint Training @ General Assembly LA: Day 1 - challenges and solutions
Design Sprint Training @ General Assembly SF: Day 1 - challenges and solutions
Design Sprint Training @ General Assembly LA: Day 2 - Solutions and Storyboards
Design Sprint Training @ General Assembly SF: Day 2 - Solutions and Storyboards