Official 5-Day Design Sprint
The five-day process for solving problems and testing new ideas.
About the official Remote 5-day Design Sprint template
What Is a Design Sprint?
The big idea with the Design Sprint is to build and test a prototype in just five days. You'll take a small team, clear the schedule for a week, and rapidly progress from problem to tested solution using a proven step-by-step checklist. It's like fast-forwarding into the future.
Why use this Design Sprint template
The experts who literally wrote the book on design sprints created this template, just for Miro. First, facilitator Steph Cruchon of Design Sprint Ltd gathered the agency’s combined experience of physical design sprints and looked for ways to make it efficient and enjoyable in a remote setting. At the same time, the creators of the methodology at Google, Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky, teamed up with Jackie Colburn to write an in-depth guide to run full five-day remote design sprints.
Together, they created this official template for remote sprints, invested personally in writing crystal clear instructions, and even added new exercises that don’t appear in the Sprint book but were part of their workshops. This template works hand in hand with the book and will help you run excellent 100% remote design sprints.
How to use the Design Sprint template
Using the Design Sprint template is easy. Typically how it works is, the facilitator will prep the event before guiding participants through the one big goal for each day of the sprint – to map, sketch, decide, prototype, or test.
For those new to participating in Design Sprints, one of the biggest challenges will be to trust the process. Remember that times it will be overwhelming but that’s part of the process and it’ll all work out.
Miro’s whiteboard tool is the perfect canvas to use for your design sprint — remotely or in person. Here’s one way to use it when you're preparing for your next sprint:
Get started by selecting this Design Sprint template.
Read the for advice on tools, preparation, facilitation, and modified tactics.
Give the sprint a name. E.g. “User signup flow.”
Clarify the goal of the sprint. E.g. “To improve the user’s experience as they sign up.”
Ensure you get the right people in the room and assign the roles within the team. Make sure to clarify and brief the role of the facilitator and decider in advance.
Then take the template to the session, because you’re ready to get started!
Invite your team to start collaborating, and don’t forget to share the finished product with the wider company. Be sure to tell everyone about the process and help them understand what you’ve explored and learned about the topic.
Dot voting, also known as “sticker voting,” “dotmocracy,” or “voting with dots”, allows teams to point out issues in a series of potential solutions or to prioritize tasks when presented with various options. Dot voting is different from the default “one-share” or “one-vote” rule. Instead, each person in the group is given as many votes (or “points”) as can be filled. Those votes can either all be cast for one idea, or distributed among many ideas. You can use dot voting any time your team prioritizes options or agrees on a direction to take for a high-stakes project.
Business Model Canvas
Your business model: Nothing is more fundamental to who you are, what you create and sell, or ultimately whether or not you succeed. Using nine key building blocks (representing nine core business elements), a BMC gives you a highly usable strategic tool to develop and display your business model. What makes this template great for your team? It’s quick and easy to use, it keeps your value proposition front and center, and it creates a space to inspire ideation.
Before you go full steam ahead with a promising idea, look at it from a high level — to know how it functions and how well it meets your goals. That’s what sketches do. This template gives you a powerful remote collaboration tool for the initial stages of prototyping, whether you’re sketching out web pages and mobile apps, designing logos, or planning events. Then you can easily share your sketch with your team, and save each stage of your sketch before changing it and building on it.
Project managers rely on project charters as a source of truth for the details of a project. Project charters explain the core objectives, scope, team members and more involved in a project. For an organized project management, charters can be useful to align everyone around a shared understanding of the objectives, strategies and deliverables for a project of any scope. This template ensures that you document all aspects of a project so all stakeholders are informed and on the same page. Always know where your project is going, its purpose, and its scope.
Product/Market Fit Canvas
The product/market fit canvas template is used to help product teams meet customer and market needs with their product design. This template looks at a product in two dimensions: first, how the product fits user needs, and second, how the fully designed product fits within the market landscape. This combined metric understands a product holistically from the way customers use and desire a product, to the market demand. By comparing customer and product qualities side by side, users should better understand their product space and key metrics.
Look Mock Analyze
Doing your homework (aka, the research) is a key step in your design process, and the Look, Mock, Analyze approach helps you examine, structure, and streamline that step. With this powerful tool you’ll be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses, what you did right or wrong, and whether you spent time efficiently. Our Look, Mock, Analyze template makes it so easy for you to discover inspiration, mock up designs, and get feedback — you can start by setting up your board in less than a minute.