The Design Sprint is a new process for most people. It’s not immediately obvious how important are some of its aspects. This can easily spiral out of control, as one person’s assumption can have a knock-on effect on the entire group and the outcome. A skilled facilitator will alleviate most of these concerns, but it’s useful for every participant to know what “danger” is around the corner.
An innovation framework calls for an innovative approach to dining. When we facilitate Design Sprints, our choice of food and snacks is scientific. Even though we don’t bring heaps of chocolate, it’s still delicious and fun. And, in the end, there is some chocolate. 😉
The design sprint is an excellent innovation framework that brings the best out of the members of your team. But before diving deep into the exercises, the facilitators have an important job – to help you assemble the right design sprint team. Here’s are the key design sprint roles and tips on how to prepare a shortlist of participants from your company.
Have you ever wondered why web design projects take so long? For the most part, scale is achieved by throwing more resources on a project. But there’s plenty of room of improvement when it comes to traditional processes. We’ve adjusted the way we work to keep up pace with agile development, and here’s how we did it.
If you’ve never had an awful experience with building a website, cast the first stone. Projects are often a drag, they become a tug of war and everyone heaves a sigh of relief when they are done. This is probably the shortest and most accurate description of the traditional “waterfall” approach for web design.
Building products for months using a traditional, linear approach is holding businesses back. Your company changes all the time and so do the requirements. Locking in a fixed scope for a website always ends in a tug of war. The scope evolves with your business and by the end of the project the initial requirements are outdated.