There are many good reasons for design sprints, but these 7 are unbeatable:
For the first two days in particular, a design sprint means an intensive gathering of all stakeholders, from the user to the decision-maker from business via the tech guy and UX specialist: all contributing to the solution.
A design sprint brings you not only a validated product, but also many new insights for daily business.The most important points we‘ve learned from the sprints:
Brainstorming doesn’t work, the ideas become much better when everyone works on them individually.
Endless long discussions lead nowhere. Setting time frames and living methods for quick decision making.
Operational blindness: this can lead to false conclusions everywhere and over and over again.
Everyone has good ideas, not just UX or tech experts.
Since the first design sprint we have radically changed many approaches. Smaller workshops and meetings also benefit from these findings. The individual approaches can be used everywhere, it does not necessarily require a 5-day Design Sprint.