Are design sprints overrated and just buzzwords?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not discarding sprints. I believe that the process has many shortcomings for product development. There are principles that are crucial to create value for design teams. Here’s a summary: → 🛠 Match the way product teams actually work during design development. → 🏃🏾♂️ Be flexible enough to run at a slower or faster pace if necessary. → 🧠 Gain a broad range of diverse perspectives to fuel creative thinking. → 🔮 Imagine potential future product visions without any limitations. → 🔗 Integrate design outcomes strategically into actual product roadmaps. These are only a handful of principles that help mitigate the shortcomings of design sprints, or other similar processes. To me, design sprints feel rather trendy and don’t actually work in everyday product development.