Design Sprint

The Perfect Makeup of a Design Sprint Team

The Perfect Makeup of a Design Sprint Team

The typical client agency relationship amounts to the client determining the project and partnering with an agency to get the product tested and built. A weakness of this partnership model is usually a mismatch of expectations, incorrect timing of the feedback loop and intermittent meetings in an attempt to get everyone back on the same page. It’s notoriously a slow process with lots of back-and-forth communication. A team can take months before progressing comfortably together and fully focussing on the user experience.

However, the Design Sprint, born of Agile and Design Thinking parents, elicits a whole new way for us to work together which yields far greater results. By the very nature of the Design Sprint process, the team is strategically assembled, achieving solidarity, effective communication and the team’s culture is set through the vision with a user-centric focus, culminating in rapid progress.

3 Practical Insights for your first Design Sprint Things to consider when doing a design sprint

3 Practical Insights for your first Design Sprint

The 5 day Design Sprint is an exercise in tackling questions around any big issues a company might be facing. The idea is to quickly iterate into the potential future of what a product ‘might’ be like and validate this with real people. Influenced by techniques from IDEO’s Design Thinking open-source mindset, the focus is testing the desirability of solutions for these issues first and foremost.

How to do a Design Sprint Design sprints 101

How to do a Design Sprint

Let’s say you’ve got a problem you’re not quite sure how to solve, or have an idea for a solution and you want to test it. Normally, in an Agile environment, you’d validate your idea by building a mini version of your product, launch it, measure the results and then take those learnings to iterate and improve the product right?