Design Sprint Pre-work processes
Design Sprints have always been exciting to us! Even though we have completed several five-day design sprints previously (both on-site and remote) and experimented with a one-day activity (we do not recommend it), the process of validating ideas and solving challenges still thrill us. The enthusiasm is always high as if it’s our first design sprint. Let’s check our pre-work processes steps:
Step1: Competitor Research
At the start of the sprint, we looked for the apps in a similar space and tried to map out the problems of the existing users of those apps through different methods; read user reviews on App Stores and other forums about these apps.
Step2: What did we find?
The existing apps are complex, and the users have to go through a lot of steps to perform desired actions in the app. Also, the users aren’t happy with the overall performance of the app. We decided to apply a superior UX in an app along with an engaging UI.
Step3: User Personas
We take initiative to understand more about the users of the app, what is their motive behind using the app, what are their goals. Based on the inputs and our desk research, we will create user personas for the project.
Step4: Feature List
We built a complete draft of the feature list and then focused on only a few of those features for phase. In a way, we are now ready to dive into the five days face to face design sprint session with the client.