Design Sprints.

A design framework that will improve
your team's trust, accountability,
and teamwork.

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Use design sprints to create better product innovations, faster.

Love design sprints because they foster more inclusive decision making, higher quality communication, team-wide trust, and a fun, co-creative design process.

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

We’ve mastered and refined them to be faster and more successful, as well as more accessible for busy, remote teams.
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?

UnderstandIdeateDecide

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.

Prototype

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.

Test

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.

Our design sprint services
You show up ready to work. We do the rest.
What to expect
  • Choose the right business challenge
  • Prepare your research and your people
  • Receive practical, hands-on guidance from experts
  • Be held accountable to deliver under stress
  • Organize your results to share with stakeholders
  • Work in a fun, collaborative, and engaging environment
  • Leave learning that the process is about people, not products
Acknowledging the intrinsic human value
Traditional product design vs. design sprints
TraditionalDesign Sprints
Decision-makingPerformed in a vacuum, based on assumptionsInclusive and informed
CollaborationSiloed and lacking trustCo-creative and trustful
InnovationCrazy ideas are dismissedCrazy ideas can flourish
DesignTreated as a job titleTreated as a cross-functional process
AccountabilitySlipping timelines and finger pointingCommitted to timelines and each other
PerformancePressure leads to outbursts and breakdownsPressure rallies the team to win together
PerspectiveProjects treated as projectsProjects treated with empathy and passion
Become a design sprint master
Tools and training to upgrade your skills
Public Workshops
Design Sprint training
Join 1 of our interactive workshops to learn how to run engaging and successful design sprints.
Design Sprint App
Design Sprint app
Duco is our free iOS and Android app to help your team become familiar with design sprints and run them successfully.