Design Sprint Methodology

What is a design sprint?

A Design Sprint is a process that allows you to solve critical business challenges in a matter of days. It is based on the principles of design thinking, which is why that approach is human-centered and goal-oriented. It aims to find the fastest way from an idea to a working low fidelity prototype.

What do you need to run a design sprint?

  1. Whiteboard

  2. Timer

  3. Sticky notes

  4. Paper & pens

  5. Coffee & snacks

Delegating roles within a design sprint

participants Needed

4-7

In theory, the ideal number of participants is four to seven.

ROLE

Decider

A stakeholder, founder, or another decision-maker must take part in the activities. He or She will have the role of the Decider.

ROLE

Facilitator

Another essential role is the Facilitator. They are responsible for the overall flow and must understand the sprint process. The Facilitator explains the activities, keeps the time, and ensures everybody participates.

The stages of a design sprint

The Design Sprint has a specific structure. It usually lasts four days, and each day different activities take place. Even if the Sprint is remote, the exercises are similar.

DAY ONE

Define

Define the challenge, set a goal and map the way to it.

DAY TWO

Choose

Suggest possible solutions and choose the best one.

DAY THREE

Build

Create a realistic low-fidelity prototype.

DAY FOUR

Test

Test your solutions with real users.

Summary

Nowadays, the design sprint is a widely used method in different design agencies worldwide. That approach because it saves time and helps provide essential user feedback early on in the product life cycle.