Announcing the Design Sprints Guide

By: Steven Trevathan
Design Sprints

We’re extremely excited to announce the release of our first version of the Design Sprints Guide. This releases focuses on a special 4-day variant of the ever popular rapid-validation product design methodology.

In this guidebook we provide everything you can (and cannot) expect of the methodology, the processes and tools you can use for running a design sprint yourself, and a boat-load of resources for further reading.

This content is free and we’d love for those already running sprints to contribute wisdom from their experiences. For now, anyone who’d like to make edits, suggestions, or additions to this guide may send pull requests or open issues on the github repository. The README has some instructions for how we’ll manage these.

Plans for future releases:

  • Adding the original 5-day process plan.
  • Adding more real life examples / photographed documentation.
  • Creating tools that allow readers to suggest and accept additions or edits on the guide.

We hope you’ll find this guide useful. If not, we really hope you’ll help us improve it.

Huge credit and thanks to the DockYard design team for putting the Design Sprints Guide together: Maria Matveeva (@rgbcolor), Ashley Treni (@ashleytreni), Cory Tanner (@ctannerweb), Amanda Chueng (@acacheung), Tim Walsh (@imakemusic), and Patrick Branigan (@pbranigan).