Design Sprint

The Design Sprint is a 4-day process for rapidly solving big challenges, creating new products, or improving existing ones. It compresses potential months of work into one week.

Why use a Design Sprint?

Test an idea

Understand your strategic decision with real insights from real users.

Build Momentum

It’s less important to be right than it is to move in the right direction.

Rapidly Prototype

Design and test two prototypes in under a month to validate your assumptions.

Get real user feedback

Receive immediate feedback from 5 - 10 real users to know what works and what doesn't.

Understand pain points

Knowing your target audience is important in creating a quality product.

Reduce time to market

Utilizing our month-long process will save you countless man hours.

What does a Design Sprint look like?

Day 1

•  Define the challenge
•  Find clarity and alignment within your team
•  Produce a large quantity of solutions in a structured process

Day 2

•  Curate and vote on best solutions in a democratized fashion
•  Define the prototype with a detailed storyboard

Day 3

•  Design and build a clickable prototype
•  Confirm the scheduling of user tests with your target audience for the following day

Day 4

•  Test the prototype with targeted users
•  Use the feedback from testing to inform your iteration

What is the exact outcome?

The outcome of every Design Sprint week is a high-fidelity interactive prototype, tested by real users, and with clear insights on where to go next.

This is not a “wireframe” or a “paper prototype”, it looks and feels like a real product.

What happens after?

Iteration Sprint

Continue building, refining, and aligning your product with an additional week of iteration.

Use to raise money

Impress investors with a clickable prototype, real insights, and a tangible roadmap ahead.

Development Ready

Have full access to the Figma design file to easily export and reference for your development team.

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