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.
Design Sprints are a part of Discovery in the product management process.