Design Sprint Services

What is a Design Sprint?

A Design Sprint is a proven, scientific process of collaborative brainstorming which helps in assessing which features to build first and which ones to eliminate. It helps in saving development time and money by solidifying concepts and building the groundwork for wire-framing and designing.

Design Sprint Pre-work processes

Design Sprints have always been exciting to us! Even though we have completed several five-day design sprints previously (both on-site and remote) and experimented with a one-day activity (we do not recommend it), the process of validating ideas and solving challenges still thrill us. The enthusiasm is always high as if it’s our first design sprint. Let’s check our pre-work processes steps:

Step1: Competitor Research

At the start of the sprint, we looked for the apps in a similar space and tried to map out the problems of the existing users of those apps through different methods; read user reviews on App Stores and other forums about these apps.

Step2: What did we find?

The existing apps are complex, and the users have to go through a lot of steps to perform desired actions in the app. Also, the users aren’t happy with the overall performance of the app. We decided to apply a superior UX in an app along with an engaging UI.

Step3: User Personas

We take initiative to understand more about the users of the app, what is their motive behind using the app, what are their goals. Based on the inputs and our desk research, we will create user personas for the project.

Step4: Feature List

We built a complete draft of the feature list and then focused on only a few of those features for phase. In a way, we are now ready to dive into the five days face to face design sprint session with the client.
Mindbowser’s Design Sprint Process and Stages
Now, it’s time to look at how Design Sprint works. It’s recommended that a sprint workshop must take 5 days. If fewer, there may not be enough time to build and test a prototype; if more, the focus can be lost, and it may be hard for team members to allocate time and be fully available.
Here is the list of main sprint activities scheduled day by day:
Monday
So basically on Monday, we will create a map of your idea, then we will set a long term goal is going to act like a beacon of light throughout these five of your design sprint. We also made How Might We (HMW) a standalone activity. By the end of the first day, the team will have a clear focus and identified the area of the challenge where a solution would make the most impact.
Tuesday
The second-day will more about the ‘Diverge’ approach of Design Sprint, where we will discuss various possible solutions to help solve the pain points addressed on the previous day. For each challenge, we will brainstorm on all the possible solutions and zeroed in on one best approach for each of the issues.
Wednesday
Well, on Wednesday, for the first half, we will finalize the feature list for the app along with details on each feature. We spent a couple of hours in the second half of the day to create Information Architecture (IA) to make sure that we have a proper flow of all the features and navigation between them.
Thursday
On Thursday, we will set the prototypes. So what happens in the prototype is we had the final storyboard from Wednesday that would start getting more realistic and the end of this Thursday; you will have a more realistic prototype.
Friday
Moment of truth. Last day of the design sprint, where whatever work you have done from the previous 4 days, turns into reality. At the end of the day, you’ll know how far you have to go, and you’ll know just what to do next.

Design Sprint Steps

Here are the steps of a typical Design Sprint. To shorten the time and dependency on resources we focus only on the most critical DEFINE-DIVERGE-DECIDE steps during a typical sprint.
  • Dig into the design problem
  • Define the key strategy and focus
  • Rapidly develop as many solutions as possible
  • Choose the best ideas so far
  • Build something quick and dirty
  • Get user feedback – learn what works & what doesn’t

Our end-to-end services

Product strategy

We’ll work with you to take all your great ideas and turn them into a focused, goal-oriented product strategy that we can execute successfully together.
  • Concept Generation
  • Product Road mapping
  • Technology Assessment
  • Team Definition

Design

Our team of senior designers can create a new UI from scratch or redesign the UI of an existing product. We test our designs with real users to ensure they are easy and a pleasure to use.
  • Design Sprints
  • Prototyping
  • User Interface Design
  • App Redesign
  • Flow Optimization

Do you have any doubts regarding the design sprint concept?

Design Sprint Will Help You

  • Align business vision and goals with design and development
  • Save substantial development time and money
  • Build consensus and collaboration between multidisciplinary teams
  • Get early-stage clarity and feedback for improvement

Meet Our Expert

Aboli Maydeo
Aboli is HFI-Certified Usability Analyst™ with 12 years of extensive experience in the design industry. She has successfully conceptualized and delivered multi-channel, intuitive, accessible and engaging digital experiences to fortune 500 clients.
Vishvajit Sande
Vish comes with a rich experience of working with the startups and has helped 20+ startups build their products. He leads UI/UX at Mindbowser and has been successfully running the Google Design Sprint for the last 3 years.

Why Mindbowser for the Design Sprint solution?

Our team of experienced designers can create a new UI from scratch or redesign the UI of an existing product. We test our designs with real users to ensure they are easy and a pleasure to use. Here are 5 more reasons to hire us
  • We deliver superior Design Sprint experience to our clients across the world
  • We have completed 20+ Design Sprint projects successfully
  • Our process generates a rich pool of ideas that have went on to be part of products
  • We use a thorough user experience process to ensure our solutions are backed by research and collaborative design.