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Design Sprint

The signature product of Creative Shower.

 

How would you feel if you could answer critical business questions in 3 to 5 days without the endless discussions, using a proven methodology and a hands-on approach?


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Definition design sprint:

A design sprint is a highly structured 3 to 5 day facilitated innovation cycle with up to 7 team members with multidisciplinary backgrounds where you dive into a specific topic by defining it, prototyping, testing and validating. It's a start-to-finish stretch of work to tackle uncertainty and risk in the least amount of time, with the greatest amount of learning for the organization.

We facilitate the process to enable teams to focus on the most important issues to solve, by selecting the right problems, so you can set a path to achieve your long term goals most effectively and efficiently.


How does a Design Sprint work?

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Understand

  • Who are the users
  • What are their needs
  • What is the context
  • Competition review
  • Formulate strategy

Diverge

  • Envision
  • Develop lots of solutions
  • Ideate

Decide

  • Choose the best idea
  • Storyboard the idea

Prototype

  • Build something quick and dirty to show the users
  • focus on usability, not making it beautiful

Validate

  • Show the prototype to real users outside the organisation

  • learn what doesn't work

Our experience:

We have run several design sprints. Here is an example of our most successful one with the leading HR Tech company in Bulgaria - maj.io. In their mini design sprint of 3 days, they killed one product, and came up with a completely new one from scratch to rough prototype and Go-to-market strategy.

Interested to hear the story? Check out the video below (1:30 min.). 

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For a successful design sprint you need to get three things right: complete trust in the process, the right people in the room and a great facilitator. Most important though is the facilitator - Rene and her team @ Creative Shower made sure we get the right mix of people and customers to interview and gave our team the super powers we needed to apply design thinking in all our product building and problem solving. It’s become part of our DNA. Thank you.
— Svetla Simidchieva CO-Founder and CEO, Majio

Our methodology

is mostly based on The Sprint Book by Jake Knapp. (How to solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five days) enriched by our own experience and learnings from working with both start-ups and corporates.

Watch the video to learn more or check out a shorter version (1 min. video explainer on What is a design sprint?)


Interested in running your own design sprint in your company? We offer tailored design sprints to fit your specific innovation challenge.