Innovate at the speed of thought with our Innovation Sprint Toolkit. We use proven no-nonsense workshop techniques to help you power through ideas and bring them into reality.
Our Innovation Toolkit is an adaptable and versatile tool, developed around two of the five core principles of Design Thinking. It allows you to quickly discover the problem space and determine the main challenge to focus on throughout the workshop.
The toolkit is designed to help you running Innovation workshops together with your team. We’ve put together a collection of tried-and-tested exercises that have been very successful in both small businesses and large organizations alike!
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Transform your team’s mindset and unlock their creativity with our Innovation Workshop Toolkit. With our expertly crafted exercises, your team will be thinking outside of the box in just one day!
The workshop includes practical exercises, examples, worksheets, and guidance from a facilitator.
It also provides step-by-step instructions to help you run a successful Innovation Workshop in just one day. This will empower your team to learn about, discuss, and create ideas for new products or services together.
Explore problems and pain points with the goal of transforming these into challenges that you will solve during workshop.
This part focuses on defining who might be affected by the challenge as well as how they interact with it.
Use people's stories to identify opportunities and features that might help them achieve their goals.
Create simple visualizations that show how someone would interact using your potential solution.
The Innovation Toolkit is a flexible tool for any team member inside your organization; CEOs, managers, product developers, designers, marketing teams, etc.
Managers & Team Leads
When you start an innovation project, do you have difficulties finding the right key improvement area with your team?
Product People & Designers
Do you get caught up in your ideas and struggle to decide which duties are the most important to complete?
Consultants & CEOs
Do you find developing new ideas results in time-consuming meetings in which you cannot seem to reach an agreement?
We believe that innovation should be a part of an organization’s culture. When embraced by everyone, it results in more cohesive work across teams, as well as better products for customers.
We have run many workshops for teams and clients all around the world. Here’s what they have to say…
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.
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.
I am happy to recommend Martin for his excellent work as a UX & Usability teacher, trainer, and workshop facilitator at XDi. Martin has a talent for explaining complex concepts in a clear and simple way, making it easy for students to understand. He is also skilled at tailoring learning programs to meet the unique needs of his students, providing actionable and practical takeaways for immediate application. I highly recommend Martin for any training, or workshop facilitation role. He is an exceptional educator and a valuable asset to any organization.
Martin is an exceptional UX & UI Design mentor, teacher, and workshop facilitator. He has a remarkable talent for engaging and motivating his students while equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. As a creative and dynamic instructor, Martin is constantly seeking new ways to make learning fun and engaging. His passion for teaching and his commitment to helping his students reach their goals is unparalleled. He is a great asset to StartSteps, and I highly recommend him.
Get ready to start exploring problems, define the people involved in your challenge, and visualize a potential solution. Find out more and request a consultation through this form or book an Innovation Sprint or Training with us.