Finish Your Product's Concept with Yeti's Guide to Product Design Sprints
Yeti LLC Releases Product Design Sprint Guide
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“The point of the sprint isn’t to build a working prototype; it’s to prove a concept... Once you’ve done that, you can move into a more formalized prototyping process.” - Tony Scherba - CEO, Yeti LLC
“The Definitive Guide to Product Design Sprints” begins with identifying a key component: who should be involved in a product design sprint, and how they should be involved.
Yeti identifies 5 Stages to Design Sprints, which take place across five business days: Understand, Diverge, Converge, Prototype, and Test. “It’s best to start a design sprint on a Monday so you have everything time-boxed into one week,” added Scherba.
In addition to outlining the 5 Stages to Design Sprints, Yeti also includes key tips to make the overall experience a successful one, including:
- Designate a single facilitator to manage the sprint and corral others as needed
- Choose the right physical space and make it a device-free zone
- Keep an open mind and be prepared to improvise
- Accept that your tested prototype could be a total bust, but even failure can provide valuable lessons
For more information on prototyping, check out Yeti’s “Ultimate Guide to Prototyping Success”.
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