What is a Design Sprint?
The Design Sprint is a method that condenses the tenets of Design Thinking into a fixed one-week schedule where a team works together with set agenda and artefacts to use each day. The focus across the weekdays are: Understand the problem space and set a goal, come up with a multitude of different solutions, decide and elaborate on the solution, design prototype test, validate solution in test with real users.
The method has gained popularity especially as it provides a helpful frame for teams that are not used to working with discovery and interacting with customers.
The method was devised by Jake Knapp and is described in detail in his book Sprint, one of the best books on product management.
Design Sprints are a part of Discovery in the product management process.