Design Sprints.

A structured design thinking
framework that forever changes
how teams work & win, together.

Use design sprints to create better products, faster.

Love design sprints because they unlock team trust, creativity, and performance.

When to run a product design sprint?
When testing
entirely new products
Design Sprint App
When validating new features
on existing products
When improving existing
product experiences
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Design sprints // UPGRADED
Since 2015 we’ve run over 100 design sprints.

We’ve mastered and refined them to be faster & more successful.
New Haircut Design Sprint 2.0 Process
Problem Framing

Problem Framing is a 1-day process we’ll run 1-2 weeks before your design sprint to answer 2 questions:

What is the problem we’re being asked to solve? Is it clear enough that everyone empathizes and understands it?

Why is the problem worth solving? What is the impact it will have on your company? What value will it produce for your users?


Problem Framing provides the research, context, and alignment that allow us to accomplish the Understand, Ideate, & Decide phases of a design sprint in a single day.

Understand: Build cross-functional trust and alignment around your most critical business challenges.

Ideate: Everyone on the team has an equal chance to contribute their solutions ideas.

Decide: The group avoids bias and influence while voting on the most promising idea.


In order to get genuine feedback on our solutions, we need to make the experience of using our product feel real.

End result: We extend our most voted solution into a complete storyboard. The storyboard is then evolved into a hi-fidelity prototype.


By deploying qualitative user testing of our prototype we learn directly from the users experiencing the problem we’re trying to solve.

End result: Rapid user insights provide us the team-wide learning, validation, and confidence of what our product experience should and should not offer.

Design sprint // FACILITATION
Ensure your team achieves 100% sprint success!
New Haircut Design Sprints
What's included
  • Master facilitator to lead our upgraded sprint methods
  • Stakeholder interviews to ensure strategic alignment
  • Review and organization of all related research
  • Print & digital templates for all activities
  • Hands-on practice via co-facilitation opportunities
  • Sprint synthesis & recommended next steps
  • Follow-up consulting to support progress
  • 1-on-1 coaching for future facilitators
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Design sprints // HUMAN VALUE
Comparing the value experienced by your people
in traditional design methods vs. design sprints.
TraditionalDesign Sprints
PrioritizationManaged by a few, based on their biasInclusive and user-centered
CollaborationSiloed and guardedCo-creative and trustful
InnovationIncremental and safeDisruptive, exciting, viable
DesignOne person's jobA user-centered mindset
AccountabilitySlipping timelines and finger pointingCommitted to timelines and each other
PerformancePressure leads to outbursts and breakdownsAn aligned vision rallies the team to win together
PerspectiveProjects treated as workProjects treated as major opportunities
Design Sprints // TRAINING
Help your team learn & practice design sprints
together through one of our training programs.
Inhouse Training
Corporate training
Practical & transformative training for teams excited to win with design thinking.
Public Workshops
Public workshops
Perfect for individuals wanting to learn to run engaging and successful design sprints.