Design sprint: design thinking plus time boxing
During a design sprint, the team works focused on a shared goal for a period of five days straight. Each day addresses an important step in the overall process.
At the end of the sprint, there is clarity about which (product) ideas work and which ideas are unlikely to be successful.
Regardless of the domain, whether it is websites, smartphone apps, medical reports, high-tech hardware, decision making, prioritization, marketing strategies or AI, Design Sprints can be implemented in any work environment if moderated accordingly.
Well-known users & proponents of Design Sprints are for example:
During a design sprint, the work of many months is achieved in just five days using design thinking methods
Any kind of team-based work that involves
The participants learn the process of the design sprint through the developing of a concrete, self-determined question. This improves the expertise of the employees in carrying out design sprints independently. At the same time, you accelerate the project progress enormously. The methodology combines findings from business strategies, innovation potential, behavioural research for teamwork and design aids in an overall process that ensures greater productivity in a shorter time.
You want to try out a design sprint, but don’t have five days in a row?