RAPID INNOVATION WORKSHOPS

Innovation Design Sprints for Products & Services

Workshops that allow your team to rapidly analyse, create innovation, prototype and test a new product or service in just a few days. You’ll be amazed with the output!  

Innovation Design Sprint Workshops designed to your needs.

Focusing on your key challenge or opportunity area, we frame the challenge, then I design and facilitate a unique workshop aligned to your needs. We can do a full Design Sprint Workshop (as developed by Google Ventures) and go from a concept to a tested prototype product, service or lifecycle in a week. Or if you prefer, I can design smaller workshops and exercises that help your team understand, analyse and find solutions for key challenge areas. 

Available both online and in person. 

What is a Sprint workshop? Great question! 

The big idea with the Design Sprint is to build and test a prototype in just five days. In a process designed by Google Ventures, you’ll take a small team, clear the schedule for four or 5 days, and rapidly progress from problem to tested solution using a proven step-by-step approach.

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At the end of the workshop your team will have a tested prototype for a solution and a shared vision of where they will to go next.

Scheduling Your Workshop:
Where we Start & what happens Next

Understanding that you’re busy with day to day planning and operations, I will work with you and your team to make sure the workshop execution is a simple as possible. With three simple steps…

Step 1

Frame your Challenge in 2 Hours

Starting with a meeting with the workshop organiser and core members of the team. We establish the challenge you want to solve, define the format the prototype will take, and establish who will attend the workshop in the team, as experts, users, and to support prototype production.

Step 2

Design and Schedule your Workshop

In the background I design your workshop and arrange the session to ensure we are ready to learn lots, thik and innovate fast and really have a lot of fun while doing in!

Step 3

Workshop time! 

In the final step I facilitate and manage your workshop, taking the team step by step through the whole process, ensuring all the team are engaged and that we capture the challenge and stay on track to innovate and define the solution.

Book your workshop!

Let’s discuss your ideas and challenges and design your workshop!

Simply select a day, find a good time, confirm the workshop details, and your initial meeting where we will shape your workshop. 

Workshop Pricing

Pricing includes my services, working with you to understand your needs, designing a workshop to meet your challenge, and hosting and facilitating the session. Any costs for travel or additional technical resources (for example for prototype build) would incur additional costs.

1-Day Workshop

Applying a fresh approach & focusing on one specific challenge
3,500

Tailored evaluations for specific topics

Engage & inspire your team

Evaluate fast, scope & plan for the future

Full 4-Day Design Sprint

Design Sprint Workshops combining innovation, business strategy and design thinking.
14,000

Map, innovate, prototype & test in 4 days

Solve big problems using a fresh perspective

Design to user and expert needs, innovate to drive end-2-end value 

2-Day Workshop

Workshops designed to assess specific challenges, issues and topics.
7,000

Tailored evaluations for specific topics

Engage & inspire your team

Evaluate fast, scope & plan for the future

Are you a non-profit organisation or a start-up? Reach out here to discuss specially reduced rates. 

Innovation Workshops & Consulting

Whether you’re focused on new product, service or sustainability innovation, I’ll deliver a workshop tailored to your business needs. Using a format based on the innovative approach developed by Google Ventures, that combines innovation, business strategy and design thinking, we can bring your team together to understand the challenge, innovate, prototype and test the solution in just 4 days.

Innovation

A new idea.
Delivered as a
solution .
That adds
value for those
who use the output or
are impacted by it’s creation.

There are many definitions of innovation. Simply put though it is ideas and solutions that deliver value. A ‘new idea’ can anything new to your company, it need not be a world first idea. The key to innovation is delivery, in order to add value. Value can be for the customer or company directly, or for others impacted indirectly by it’s production and delivery. 

Innovation is how companies grow and lead into the future. How they inspire customers, employees, partners, the market, investors, shareholders. Innovation is more than one big hot new project, it’s a mindset of innovation and  improvement to stay current and competitive. 

A path to solve big problems and test new ideas faster. Why I love the Design Sprint approach for rapid innovation – Widely proven & recognised to save time & cost, it delivers innovative solutions & insights in a week that traditional approaches can take months to achieve.

The Power of The Design Sprint Process

What people are saying about the Design Sprint processes designed by Jake Knapp at Google Ventures, the Design Thinking approach and why it’s so great!

Design thinking research can lead to a 75% reduction in design & delivery time, often reducing an 8 month project to 3 or 4 months.

Additionally, IBM have found that the number of defects goes down by 50% with this type of up-front work.

IBM, Design Research Team

“Every business leader I know worries about the same thing: Are we moving fast enough? The genius of Sprint is its step-by-step breakdown of what it takes to do work that matters with speed and urgency. A sprint is a cure for what ails companies in an ever faster world.”

Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of GE

“Powerful methods for hatching ideas, solving problems, and testing solutions.”

Charles Duhigg, Author of The Power of Habit

“Jake Knapp and the team at Google Ventures have refined an efficient, hands-on approach to solving your product, service and experience design challenges.”

Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO

“A transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization.”

Eric Ries, Author of The Lean Startup

“do what [the Sprint] says if you want to build better products faster.”

Ev Williams, Founder of Twitter and Medium

Clients & Partners

Some of the inspiring organisations I have been supporting and working with in Meldrum Consulting.

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