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Design sprints

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Ideas and opportunities can present themselves at any time, but how do you know what will do the most for your business?

Design sprints will help you quickly understand what has the most value to you and your users before committing to development. Originally developed by Google, the Design Sprint is an intense time-boxed process that allows you to run with an idea. We can find and overcome the barriers, understand the technical considerations, and create a testable prototype to get data and make an informed decision on its value.

Typically run over 5 or 10 days, our design team and your project team will use their super powers to establish the problem or question to answer, draw (yes, with paper) ideas and solutions, and then turn them into an interactive, high fidelity prototype. This can be used to demonstrate ideas within your organisation, and be taken externally for testing and feedback.

Take it offline

 

Design sprints are about problem solving, not websites, which means they can have many applications. We’ve used sprints to improve customer journeys where the website is one of many interactions, helped inform business processes, and generated even more ideas for scoping and testing.

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design sprints - take it offline
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Validation

 

The prototype that gets developed during the sprint has a two-fold benefit. It helps people outside of the project team understand the concept and the solution we’re proposing. No more indecipherable documents or drawings on napkins; you’ll be able to experience the seemingly real thing. But it also means it can be tested. Put in front of real users can see if it really does make a difference. It’s make or break.

As with the rest of the sprint, the testing is rapid. It’s not large scale, multiple platforms, detailed scripts, it’s sitting down with the people who matter the most and watching how they use it. Sometimes it will go down a treat, and others not so much, but we’ll always learn and see how it can be done even better.

Tools of the trade

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Sketch

High fidelity prototypes can be quickly designed and refined during the design sprint, with an interactive prototype easily exported for user testing.

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Axure

Axure RP allows for the testing of more complicated functionality such as searching, dynamic content, and conditional logic.

inVision

inVision

Design sprints output a lot of content and information, so we use inVision boards to document ideas and collaborate on decisions.

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Sharpies and Post-its

We love Sharpies - they're low-fi for getting ideas together quickly, and they are permanent enough to mean business.

Sprints solve problems. Quickly.

We can help you find the value in ideas or refine solutions before committing to longer development phases. We’re just an email away.




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