A Design Sprint can greatly improve your existing product, or make things come to life that you haven't even thought about yet. This engagement allows us to test, validate, and quickly iterate on that idea without the need for a larger development team. 

A Design Sprint can be useful are the following:

Mobile applications

Imitating the look and feel of a native mobile or tablet app. 

Web applications

Focusing on designing features for your web application or website.

Marketing sites

Creating a fully responsive marketing site to promote your product.

Phase 1: Research & Discovery

The Research & Discovery portion of this process focused on discovering any and all relevant details about the product, the value proposition(s), and where the product stands in their respective market(s). In this first phase, we aim to get a deep understanding of the problems you are facing, and what can be solved through design.

This will, of course, start with a planning meeting to establish a baseline of what is correct and incorrect with their product in your own words. The end result of this stage of the process is an understanding of your goals with this product.

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Phase 1 deliverables

Competitive analysis

We will look at what other companies are doing in the same space.

Empathy maps

Difining what a user wants to do and why they need that feature or interaction.

Story maps

Takes a hybrid of sitemaps and personas. Defines what happens when users take different actions. 

Phase 2: Build & Test

In the Build & Test phase of the sprint, we get our hands dirty and prototype, prototype, prototype. Having a deep understanding of the product goals at this point, we will begin to test some of our assumptions by building prototypes and designing micro-interactions. 

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Phase 2 deliverables

Wireframes

A rough sketch to start thinking through layouts and feature placement. 

Lo-fi prototypes

Clickable prototypes based on the wireframes that users can interact with. 

User test findings

Interview a spectrum of users to test assumptions based on the prototypes.

Phase 3: Polish & Deliver

This phase will focus on getting the entire prototype in a hi-fi polished design. We will take the lo-fi wireframe designs that have been tested, and work with a style guide to get all of the design to a desirable level. Key areas of focus include typography, color, and best use of white space.

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Phase 3 deliverables

Hi-fi prototypes

A final working prototype to show how the user interface works as a whole. 

Micro-interactions prototypes

Any necessary animations showing how micro-interactions function. 

Engineer ready

All design files and prototypes will be ready for the development process. 

Prototyping sprints can be extremely helpful and save time/money when looking to kick off a new product or feature. If you are having trouble delivering value with an existing product and want an in-depth analysis of key areas that can be improved, check out one of our other design-focused offerings, the UX Audit.  

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