This is truly a very precise recipe, an innovation workshop that lasts exactly 5 days. Unlike other design methods from the fields of design thinking, UX, or agility where the duration or durations, actors, and deliverables vary, the design sprint is perfectly formalized:


5 days: Understand / Sketch / Decide / Prototype / Test


Multidisciplinary, between 7 and 8 people with a facilitator, a designer, a Decider


Open, focused on a significant project, often at the beginning of its development


A prototype of the concept tested on 5 customers or testers in the target group

The design sprint is ideal for starting a significant project. It can also be used in an educational setting as one of the best “crash courses” in innovation.