Top left to right: Feature ideas, feature priorities, learning-cycle user journey. Bottom left to right: User journeys, screen-flows.
The key rule of a design sprint is simple: phones and laptops off in the room at all times – if you need to make a call or send an email that’s no problem – just leave the room to do it. This maintains a high level of collaborative focus at all times and makes sure everyone is fully engaged. Although the sprint format is tightly packed, I make sure teams avoid burnout by scheduling 7-hour days, and regular rest breaks throughout the day.