With the list in hand, ask yourself the following question: “If I had to choose between the first activity and the second activity, which activity do I enjoy doing more?” If you can’t decide, close your eyes and imagine a life where the first activity consumes your entire work week and the...
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Of course you’ve already heard it, companies today need to be innovative. “Those companies who aren’t innovating are dying. Just think Blackberry, Blockbuster, and Kodak.” This idea is rather cliché by now. But how truthful is it and what does it actually mean to be innovative?
The moment of truth… now that you have built a prototype on Day 4, you will test it with real users. The final day of the design sprint is all about better understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your team’s idea. After all, right now you have little certainty whether or not your top idea is actually good.
Building the prototype should take your team no longer then seven hours. A lot of people may argue that this is an unrealistically short amount of time to build a lifelike version...
Remember, the design sprint team is still in the dark about each other’s ideas. This is all about to change. The idea sketches should be taped on one wall, nicely spread out. The identity of each idea author will remain anonymous.
It’s time to dive into Day 2, Ideate. This may be surprising, but the first step in the ideation phase of the design sprint commonly begins with searching for existing solutions. You may ask, “I’m trying to innovate, and you want me to think about existing solutions?”
Day 1 is all about the team putting their heads together to fully understand the challenge at hand. This starts with explicitly stating the goals for the week ahead, then connecting those very goals to the long-term strategy of the company.
Now that we have covered the basics of this powerful process, it is time to dive deeper into each phase. After all, there are many variations of the design sprint.
Nowadays, all the craze in the enigmatic world of startups and innovative design seems to be about the Design Sprint. If you have worked on a design team of any type or have experience in contemporary product development, it is likely that you are already well acquainted with this process.
With a simple online search, it becomes apparent that there is much confusion around Design Thinking, Design Sprint, Lean, and Agile. Are they exclusive from one another? Is Agile only for developers? When do you use one and not the other? The truth is that these can all be made valuable tools for entrepreneurs, product development teams, developers and more.
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