2) Empathetic collaboration, with the customers and with the cross-functional teams. How it works The original Design Sprint framework or Design Sprint 1.0 is a 5-stage process that runs over the course of 5-days to solve big problems and answer critical business questions. On Monday, you create a map of the problem. Since MAPP needed a quick and effective method to align towards a common goal and involve their team in a creative session, the format of a design sprint offered a lot of benefits: First, it would allow the entire team to align and agree on one direction. MAPP produced a lot of varied ideas in very little time — just what they needed! So, after a quick introduction over lunch, Artefact One was invited to start right away and we did a kick-off that very afternoon. This is a preliminary step that we have created to ensure effective outcomes from a Design Sprint. On Tuesday, each individual sketches solutions. Thursday is about user testing, asking the most effective questions. We structured the morning discussions leading to the Sprint Goal into an activity called Lightning Talks, where the team shares their points of view on the problem at hand and reviews the Design Sprint Brief. Design Sprint made the problem-solving and learning process faster and more fun. We will use the rest of the morning, for the Solution Sketch. Make sure that after each interview, the team takes the time to review and make sense of the feedback, and then at the end of the day plans next steps. This is especially important in more hierarchical cultures. On Monday, the Sprint Team (which most of the time is different than the one in the Framing) takes the time to understand the problem, context and all available information and insights. The rest of Tuesday afternoon, a solid 1.5 hours, will be dedicated to storyboarding. For those of you who are not familiar with it, you can find a quick overview of the Design Sprint methodology HERE, or go ahead and take a deep dive by reading “Sprint” (thesprintbook.com). We designed this as a response to being in Sprints where we realised our clients did not know what the problem was, or if it even existed. Here’s us on Linkedin if you want to say hi — Roxana & David, How to transform the Design Sprint into a powerful Team Development Week, Solution Quadrant Mapping — A Map Alternative for Design Sprints, What We Love and What We Hate About Remote Design Sprints, I ran a one-person Design Sprint to create my UX/UI design portfolio, How a remote design sprint can revolutionize the public school system, Reimagining digital documents for a billion Indians with a Design Sprint. Get updates on our workshops and other useful information about Design Sprints. Before this, they had worked on separate concepts and not everyone was up to date with the latest client feedback. Secondly, it would provide clear instructions for the team to brainstorm, all within their specific time constraints. Besides time savings, another (quite significant) gain is that people get to sketch with a fresh mind (it’s still morning) and because they just got inspired after the demos the solutions tend to be more creative. Before this, they had worked on separate concepts and not everyone was up to date with the latest … After running dozens of design sprints for big and small companies around the globe, from Adidas, Redbull, Rovio, Bank of Ireland to Springer, etc., the Design Sprint Academy has re-engineered the Design Sprint 1.0 process to further connect the sprint outcomes to the business goals, to ensure the optimal use of the resources (when to run a sprint, with what team) and to place the user at core from day one, not just during the last day of testing. We are excited to answer this question together with MAPP, so we’re going to do a brainstorm and write an article about our conclusions as a follow-up…. Moment of truth. Although 5 days seem like a short time, it requires a significant investment for most organisations as 7 to 10 key people are blocked during this period, doing nothing else. . As UX Consultants, we had the special opportunity of collaborating with an architecture firm in Bogotá (Colombia), and we’d like to share our experience with you.