UX in Agile Contexts: How to Run a Product Design Sprint
by Mark Di Sciullo, TandemSeven
A product design sprint is a five-day series of interactive exercises (or workshops). They take a product, service or feature from initial design idea through prototyping and user testing. It’s a process that orients the entire team around a design and aims their efforts at hitting clearly defined goals.
This process is a useful starting point when kicking off entirely new products, features, workflows, and businesses. They are also ideal for solving problems with an existing product feature or service.
The good news is it’s not all work-there’s a lot of fun involved. The process involves drawing, collaborating, discussions, healthy debate, critiquing, voting, laughing and crying (sometimes experienced during user testing). Your team will experience a clear sense of accomplishment throughout the duration of the sprint and will come out of the process with actionable results.