Product Design Sprint: get answers to critical business questions fast

Launch a better product with the design sprint methodology
Netguru employee during Product Design Sprint

Accelerate growth after Product Design Sprint workshops

Reduce months’ worth of work to days – solve complex business problems and develop successful products that are highly tailored to users’ needs. With design tools and methodologies based on design thinking and human-centered design, you can provide your customers with the ultimate user experience and reduce the risk of failure.

Design thinking in Product Design Sprint

Build a meaningful product that meets the needs of real users
  • Simple solutions

    A collaborative approach and effective communication provide insightful answers to complicated problems.

  • Understand users

    A Product Design Sprint is based on listening, trust, and building meaningful relationships with users.

  • Increased efficiency

    A design sprint is intended to be short and agile and is easily adapted to the complexity of a project.

  • Lower risk

    A Product Design Sprint shrinks months of development, prototyping, and feature testing into just a few days.

We have built a grand and impressive building. But without the insights from the discovery workshops, we would be stuck on the ground-floor forever.
Artur Kryzan Volkswagen-s(1)

Artur Kryzan

CX Manager at Volkswagen

Find a digital product design solution for every stage of your business development

A dedicated product design team can help you achieve your business goals, whether you need to craft an idea for a completely new product, evaluate the quality of an existing solution, or solve a complex business problem. Design services range from ideation to UI & UX design, research, product review, and digital branding. With the right tools and processes, you can validate ideas, optimize processes, and successfully bring new digital products to the market.
  • Discovery

    Collaborate with the design team to increase productivity, boost profits, enhance public image, or make changes in internal or external processes.

  • Product Research

    Dive deep into user behavior, the business environment, and your product to collect the data necessary to establish the best way forward for your product.

  • UX & UI Design

    Translate business needs into real solutions and design seamless user interfaces that help you fulfill your strategy and goals.

  • Branding

    Design a consistent language to communicate with your customers and create an emotional connection between them and your brand.

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A design process based on best practices and methodologies that deliver

Good design is an iterative process of resolving problems and continually improving to make your product the best it can be. Devices and technologies will change, and so will your customers, their needs, and their behavior.

Make sure you have the right tools and battle-tested methodologies to tackle the challenges, and never stop the process of enhancing your product.

How we work?

  1. Ensure your team has all the key information and assets

  2. Collect insights and shape the product or its features

  3. Transfer your ideas into connected wireflows

  4. Verify solutions with potential users

  5. Craft delightful interfaces aligned with established insights

  6. Get ready for implementing designs into working products

What is a Product Design Sprint?

A Product Design Sprint is a five day workshop that uses design thinking to reduce the risks inherent in successfully introducing new products or features. This planning methodology can be effective in moving your company forward, regardless of the stage your business is at. Each day of the sprint corresponds to another stage of solving the problem.

The five phases, which include understanding the problem, prototyping, and user testing, will enable you to better understand your business ideas and needs. Our flow has proved to be effective in finding the right solutions, building new features, and achieving goals.

A Product Design Sprint is a powerful way to explore different perspectives and identify the best way forward for your product or idea.

The design sprint methodology was originally developed at Google by former GV design partner Jake Knapp. The aim was to vastly reduce the time it took to understand and test an idea, learn from the good, and eliminate the problems, all without risking large sums of money in the process.

The result was the ability to condense months’ worth of work into just five days.

Design sprint phases

1. Understand

The first day of a design sprint is all about getting insights – we want to gain a full understanding of your user requirements, business needs, and technology capabilities. Discussion during this stage is essential to create a roadmap for the sprint week.

At the very beginning, we identify long-term goals, obstacles, and challenges. We run some exercises to paint a bigger picture of the problem. At the end of the day, you pick the main goal you want to achieve during the sprint – the aim is to choose a target that is ambitious but manageable and able to be solved in a week. In this phase, we will use tools such as stakeholder mapping and user personas to inform our decision-making.

2. Diverge

On the second day, we focus on generating and exploring as many ideas as possible. We’ll first review existing solutions, including their strong and weak points. The participants will also perform exercises to build new insights and develop solutions.

Through brainstorming sessions and individual analyses, each team member will come up with ideas that will later be studied and tested. Customer journey mapping is particularly helpful in this phase for gaining a deeper understanding of how users interact with a product. It is also an important step in identifying user pain points.

3. Converge

At this stage, we’ll have plenty of ideas that the team came up with during the previous two steps, which is great, but they can’t all go forward for testing. The team’s goal now is to identify the best ideas and decide which of them should be prototyped in the following step.

To achieve this, we’ll critique each solution in relation to the main goal. Based on the selected ideas, we’ll create a storyboard and sketch a step-by-step roadmap for building a prototype.

4. Prototype

On the fourth day, it’s time to put all that the team has developed into practice. You will turn your storyboard into a prototype – a realistic artifact that you will then test with a customer.

The main assumption here is that you will only build the customer-facing surface of your product or service – the aim is to keep it as low-fi as possible while still allowing you to get answers to your questions. In this way, the prototype will be up and running in just one day – ready for review in the final stage.

There are two common ways to create a prototype – a paper prototype is particularly quick and cheap to create while a digital prototype can be interactive and lets you test interactions more realistically.

5. Test

GV calls this phase the “moment of truth”. This is when you test your ideas with users, business stakeholders, and technical experts and hear direct feedback from them. You can gain valuable insights from interviewing users and learn by watching as they interact with your prototype.

This stage will validate your solutions before you invest any money on designing and developing your product. At the end of the fifth day, you’ll have a clear idea of the road ahead and know what you should do next.

After the design sprint

In the following weeks, our team will send you a detailed report from the workshops with all materials and canvases digitized including:

  • Lo-fi prototypes for some of the user stories
  • A project roadmap, broken down into phases
  • Pre-defined tasks for each phase
  • User journey maps, storyboards, and information architecture diagrams

Benefits of a Product Design Sprint

Depending on your purpose for the Product Design Sprint and the initial problem to be solved, you will get tailored solutions and recommendations that will enable you to generate a unique value proposition for your existing or potential customers. A Product Design Sprint includes in-depth interviews with founders about their product idea, design thinking, and an agile approach.

They have been successfully tested in numerous projects. Clients confirm that they provide an actionable product roadmap for product development or a prevalidated prototype.

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The Netguru software design team helps innovators achieve their business goals through exceptional design and data-driven consulting. Share your challenge, and we’ll bring maximum value at any stage of your business.

Sixty multidisciplinary and internationally recognized designers with experience gained on full-stack projects for startups, unicorns, and well-established enterprises will support you on your journey to success.

Our partners about the cooperation with Netguru

  • Let me put it this way: we have built a grand and impressive building. But without Netguru’s insights, we would be stuck on the ground-floor forever.
    Artur Kryzan Volkswagen

    Artur Kryzan

    CX Manager at Volkswagen
  • Netguru has been the best agency we've worked with so far. The team is able to design new skills, features, and interactions within our model, with a great focus on speed to market.
    Adi Pavlovic

    Adi Pavlovic

    Director of Innovation at Keller Williams
  • I’ve had a long-lasting partnership with Netguru. Happy that it works so well and hope that we can cooperate on more projects in the future. Netguru always tries to make things possible.
    Susanne Wechsler

    Susanne Wechsler

    Director B2B at Babbel

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Product Design Sprint: All your questions answered

Not sure how product designers can bring value to your business? Check out some of the most common questions asked by our clients.
How can I benefit from a Product Design Sprint?

Depending on the purpose of the Product Design Sprint and the initial problem to be solved, you will get tailored solutions and recommendations that will enable you to generate a unique value proposition for your existing or potential customers.

Product Design Sprints include in-depth interviews with founders about their product idea, our design thinking, and the agile approach. They have been successfully tested in numerous projects. Clients confirm that they provide an actionable product roadmap for product development or a prevalidated prototype.

Is Product Design Sprint right for your business?

A Product Design Sprint can be effective in moving your company forward, regardless of what stage your business is at.

Each and every workshop is tailored to your needs. Depending on your challenges and questions, the Netguru design sprint team will conduct custom exercises that will help you achieve your goals.

A rough idea for a product – We’ll help you shape and test different solutions to build a prototype.

A product you want to improve – We’ll verify the product’s weak points and develop ideas to fix them.

New product features to test – We’ll consider different scenarios for further product development.

An MVP that needs UX/UI design – We’ll develop the UX and create an appealing design that resonates with your audience.

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