Raise the Curtain, It's Showtime!
Here are a few tips to make the remote Design Sprint successful
Use Digital Whiteboards as Workspace:
Lots of great tools are available but the important thing to consider here is that all participants should be able to see and interact with each other and contribute in real-time making collaboration tangible.
Prepare the Workspace
Take time to properly prepare the workspace as the entire workshop centers on the digital whiteboard. Use the insights of the interview to populate the workspace with How Might We (HMW’s), Can We’s, Goals and Map. Over time, this can be used as a template, saving a lot of work in future.
Structure your workshop
Create separate frames for each part of the workshop and each exercise. This gives the participants a sense of accomplishment as they gradually move from one frame to the next.
Keep remote workshops shorter
Lengthy screen time can be exhausting and stands a chance of losing focus.
Encourage participants to switch on their webcams
Makes it easy to determine the level of engagement, see if any participant is confused, lightens up the mood and is generally fun!