Design sprints are a powerful tool for maximizing the chances of making a product or a service that people actually want. This lesson teaches you what design sprints are, when to use them (and when not to), and how to get the most from each sprint with your team.
Why is it important?
To use design sprints effectively, you have to understand what they are (and what they're not!) and how they fit within the larger process of defining and developing a new product or service. It's not enough to throw a small group of designers in a room and say "go!" You have to know when to employ this powerful tool, and how to capture and use the insights gained during the sprint.
What you'll learn—and how you can apply it
Learn what design sprints are and how they can accelerate your design process. You'll understand when to initiate a design sprint (and when not to). You'll also learn how to capture the results of a sprint and move forward with creating a successful product or service.
This lesson is for you because…
- You're a designer and want to leverage design sprints within your team
- You're a product manager or team manager interested in rapidly developing ideas for new products or services
- Familiarity with the basics of an experience design process
Materials or downloads needed in advance
This lesson is take from Design Sprint by Trace Wax, C. Todd Lombardo, and Richard Banfield.
Table of contents
What Is a Design Sprint?
- Uses of a Design Sprint
- How the Design Sprint Came to Be
- Created for Startups, Great for Enterprises
- Success = Time and Money Saved + Minds Blown
When (and When Not) to Do a Design Sprint
- Why Do a Design Sprint?
When Not to Use a Design Sprint
- The product is already very well-defined
- Significant research is needed beyond the scope of 1–2 days of interviews
- The project is only a few days in scope
- The business opportunity isn’t clear
- The scope is far too broad
- A more sophisticated product development effort is required
- You won’t break up with your idea: The IKEA effect
- After the Design Sprint: Capture, Iterate, and Continue
- Title: Design sprints for teams
- Release date: August 2016
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781491966242
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