We help awesome businesses create better products, innovate faster and empower team collaboration with the Design Sprint and other Design Thinking workshop methods for ideation, decision-making and problem-solving.
A Product Design Sprint is a unique 4-day innovation method for rapidly solving critical business challenges, creating new products, or improving existing ones. It compresses months of work into a single week or less, saving time and money, by directly getting market feedback to your idea – without having to build it first.
Developed at Google Ventures, it encompasses business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and is popular at leading companies and institutions like Apple, Adidas, Facebook, Lego, Netflix, The New York Times, Stanford University, United Nations, and many others!
We use this approach for all our workshops, whether it’s a Design Sprint or any other decision-making or problem-solving workshop. Discover all our services by clicking the button below.
The core of all our workshops uses exercises from tried and tested Design Sprint method while adapting it to the specifics of each challenge. Besides the Design Sprint, we also do offer Design Thinking workshops for brainstorming, ideation, decision-making, and problem-solving or even for marketing challenges.
Brainstorming / Brainwriting Workshops
Marketing Sprint / Campaign Booster Workshops
We recommend using our workshop methods anytime your team needs to make decisions, solve problems or discuss challenges fast + find quick direction. It will prevent your team from losing focus and replace your open, unstructured discussion with a simple process.
Do you want to know how to run an innovation workshop, design sprint, design thinking or brainstorming session? As an innovation consultancy, we support you with innovation training & consulting through industry-leading innovation methods. We offer remote and in-person facilitation training for challenges in start-ups, medium-sized businesses, or large corporations. From years of experience in running and teaching innovation workshops, we are happy to tailor the training package around your organisation’s workflow, suiting your team and needs.
Empower your team with a mindset and toolkit that will make innovation easy, creativity tangible, and the process fun!
Design Sprints Studio is a product design, strategy, and innovation studio that specializes in using Design Sprints and other Design Thinking workshop techniques for ideation, decision-making, and problem-solving to support our partners with product design and strategy, as well as rapid innovation.
Design Sprints and other Design Thinking related workshops are a wonderful, structured, human-centered approach used for practical and creative problem-solving. They can, however, go completely wrong if you don’t have the right experts around, who can guide you through challenging decisions and bring in their perspective. In order to assist you, we draw on decades of real-world experience in the fields of design, entrepreneurship, and strategy in both startups and large corporations. Because we’ve been there too, we can identify with your situation. We know and understand what you’re up against, and we’ll do everything we can to help you succeed, guaranteeing you real added value and highest quality in every aspect.
Working with Martin Backes and his studio was great. We hired him to direct and consult us in our vision of becoming a worldwide-leading audio product. He used some custom-made Sprints to effectively align the Blinkist stakeholder team on the company’s brand and supported us in the process of becoming an audio-first company. The workshops were highly engaging and super productive. I was impressed by the amount of output we generated as a group, what would have taken months, took days. The Sprints gave our project the right boost to then go ahead and execute, bringing it to market only a few months later! In the end, we were even awarded the German Design Award for this project.
Martin Backes and his team are undoubtedly skilled and qualified innovation practitioners who know what they are talking about. They gave us a great foundation in facilitation techniques and Design Sprint methodology. The quality of their teaching and facilitation and the attention to detail in the way they present their approach set them apart. There is no doubt the methodology works and it’s impressive that we could do it all remotely without a hitch. We would definitely recommend their service to everyone who wants to change their way of working and foster team collaboration with innovative ways of problem-solving, decision-making, all while de-risking strategic projects.
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If you want to develop new products & services from scratch, improve existing ones, or just help your team innovate faster, we got your back. Find out more and request a consultation through this form or book a Sprint with us.