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Design Sprint

The design and innovation process doesn’t have to be a marathon.

A Design Sprint is a cross-functional, structured process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. It’s an actionable way to quickly test a hypothesis about how a product or service could be innovated or improved. Google Ventures created the process as a one-week process to help teams focus on what is important: the customer experience.

The challenge of doing it all

Part of growing your business is continuously developing new, innovative ways to reach your users and provide them with solutions to their pain points. Unfortunately, that usually means spending painstaking time in endless meetings and decisions with little to no follow-ups. Even worse, it can result in the extroverts of the group taking over, all voices not being heard, and a lack of prioritization and customer focus.

What does failure look like?

The solution?

A Design Sprint facilitated by Design Thinking Society.

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Our Design Sprint Approach

Here at Design Thinking Society, the goal of our design sprint is to help you bring structure to the chaos and create a streamlined, speedy path to delivery.

We combine the classic Google Ventures design sprint methodology with our tested and proven Design Thinking tools and methods to create a genuinely unique experience that we’ve dubbed the Design Thinking Sprint. We call it the Design Thinking Sprint because we also include much-needed research and clarification before the sprint itself.

Our approach to the Design Sprint process starts with a one-day workshop with your team to clarify the challenges you face and identify your opportunities for improvement so that you can decide if the Design Sprint is right for you.

First, we’ll help you understand your customer better and uncover the problems you need to solve. Because sprints are used to answer critical business questions, we must make sure we have the same understanding of the business’ goals, the business model, the unmet needs of the customer, and the competing solutions.

Second, after the first step is covered, we can dive into the one-week sprint! We will work with you to bring the right team members into the Sprint workshop to make sure you can effectively solve problems and develop new ideas. Together we plan the dates and times for the workshop and customer testing. We do all this before the Sprint. We then recruit real users, real customers, and we invite them to test the prototype.

How Our Design Thinking Sprint Workshop Works

Our facilitation method excludes unproductive debates and eliminates the opportunities for unconstructive criticism. During the Sprint week, we map out the problem so that the team understands the goal. We often invite experts who can inspire the team more and clarify the difficult topics. The team then sketches solutions and together picks the best features that will create the final product.

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The outcome of Design Thinking Sprints is, most of the time, a high-fidelity prototype that is interactive and can be tested by real users. The team learns a lot about the solutions from prototyping and testing.

Our Design Thinking Sprint will help you create a focused, structured approach to innovation. Our approach will help you solve customer or product problems and help your team collaborate more effectively and fully own the solutions of the sprint!

Our team of expert facilitators uses the Design Thinking toolkit and methods to plan and prepare every activity and detailed instructions for the team to follow and the logistics of the workshop and technology needed. We plan everything minute by minute, and we facilitate every workshop day with efficiency and productivity in mind.

Bring Your Big Idea to Reality with Design Sprint

Design Sprint is a powerful approach to innovation. It is a systematic and structured process that brings together design, business, and technology disciplines to help you solve problems and create solutions.

Have questions about the Design Thinking Sprint?

Bring Your Big Idea to Reality
with Design Sprint

Design Sprint is a powerful approach to innovation. It is a systematic and structured process that brings together design, business, and technology disciplines to help you solve problems and create solutions.

Have questions about the Design Thinking Sprint?

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