Emotional Rollercoaster


The Emotional Rollercoaster is an empathy tool developed by Design Sprint Academy, to help facilitators set the stage for different design sprint phases and read their team's emotional state during the sprint week.

Why the Emotional Rollercoaster?

In a design sprint, a group of experts is brought together and tasked with solving a complex challenge. Getting this diverse group of people to achieve synergy in a very short amount of time can be a bumpy ride, with many ups and downs and heated moments. As design sprint Facilitators, you need to know how and when the human dynamics will shift and guide your team through the storm.

When to use the Emotional Rollercoaster?

During Onboarding (before the sprint):

  • To educate the team regarding the different emotions that might arise at each stage of the process.

  • To set the right expectations.

  • To reduce the level of ambiguity.

During the Sprint:

  • To embrace continuous empathy-building.

  • To scan the team's emotional state.

  • To mirror their feelings and solve their needs every step of the way.

How to use the Emotional Rollercoaster template?

Add the Emotional Rollercoaster to your Template Library. This will allow you to import the daily templates to your Design sprint boards at any given time with ease.


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