Remote Design Sprint

With our modified Sprint framework, every team can now run a Design Sprint wherever they are in the world.

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Remote Design Sprint

What is the Remote Design Sprint?

The Remote Design Sprint is a week-long process for answering big product problems and business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers - online.

It's essentially a way of working that reduces the risk of projects going over budget and over tight deadlines.

By creating a realistic prototype and testing it out with real people, you can discover whether the solution in mind is really the right one to invest further time and money into.

What is it good for?

  • digital transformation
  • new app design
  • hardware products
  • organisational change
  • creative projects
  • business model validation
  • improving failing products
  • evaluating the success of a product feature
  • web projects
  • new startup ideas
  • large software products
  • the conversion flow of a checkout
  • revising internal design processes
  • better ways to organise team events
  • getting unstuck from a sticky decision
  • aligning the team
  • …and many others

What does it look like?

We use a four-day design sprint with teams, with only needing everyone together for the first two days.


1. Monday

Together, we understand the long term goal, define the challenges and produce a mass of solutions.


2. Tuesday

We curate and vote on the best solutions together, then define what should be in the prototype with a storyboard.


3. Wednesday

Once we know what we are designing, we create the prototype and setup the user test scenarios.


4. Thursday

Testing the prototype with five real people, we then use the feedback to create clear next steps in the form of a product backlog.

Innovate remotely

Remote is a reality and we are learning all the time from people that do it day-in day-out.

We chatted to remote work coach and UX designer Laïla von Alvensleben on what real remote work looks like in a recent episode of the Etch Podcast.

Available on iTunes and Spotify.

What are the outcomes?

The outcome of a Sprint is the validation of an idea and more specifically, a user-tested prototype of that idea which looks and feels like a real website or app with the benefit of having been tested in real life by real people.

When it comes to handover, we'll have collected risks and assumptions, prioritised features into phases and created user stories - familiar outputs that most production teams can move forward with.

And finally, all of the decisions and documentation needed to move things forward in the form of a Sprint summary report.


About us

Etch Sprints was specifically started to meet a growing need from companies needing to use a better way of working to help meet customer expectations of value.

Choosing Etch Sprints as a consulting partner will enable your business to get outside knowledge, inside and enable that problem solving capability to grow with your own people.


Talk to Ross about the Remote Design Sprint

We can arrange, facilitate, prototype and user test your first Remote Design Sprint. Please schedule a Free Call and let's start a conversation.

Priced from £9,750 + VAT.

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Etch Sprints, 7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0LL, United Kingdom

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