Design Sprints

Validate your vision before building and launching

An ideal first step

After the Design Sprint you will have a much clearer understanding of the best approach to development for your idea.  Most importantly, you will be able to make a smarter, more informed investment.

Validate with user testing

Minimize Risk

Accelerate learning before building

High fidelity prototyping

What Design Sprints are all about

The TangoCode team helped guide us through the process and took us to a much better place and will eventually help us create a much better product.

Matthew Smith, Chairman at Shapiro + Raj

How the Design Sprint Works

Design Thinking is a methodology that is used to solve human-centered problems through a combination of empathy, creativity, and rationality.  Design Sprints apply Design Thinking in a 5-day process.


On the first day, we form an understanding of the Client’s needs and business objectives.  We ask questions and talk to people in a variety of roles so that we can have minimal knowledge gaps.  It is critical for us to learn the technical aspects of an idea AND gain an empathy for the users and their needs.


The team then diverges and individually forms as many ideas for the solution as possible.  The outcome of Tuesday is a critical path diagram.  This outlines one of the critical challenges to the idea.  This helps us to learn more about what we need to prototype and what assumptions we need to address.


The team votes on all the ideas for the solution and decides on the best ideas to then prototype on Thursday.  The outcome is a storyboard that defines the critical path outlined the day before.  This storyboard is then used to build the prototype. Along with the storyboard we create a list of assumptions that we will test with the Prototype.


On the fourth day, the team builds an interactive prototype for user testing and validation.  We use the prototype to test and learn as much as we can about specific unknowns or assumptions.  By doing this we can gain valuable insights about the needs of the future product.


On the final day, we get real users to test the prototype.  User testing allows us to capture intangible reactions and in real-time adjust the prototype to reflect these insights.  Testing of the prototype helps to reduce the inherent risks of developing and launching a product.  It takes time and money to develop a project the data-driven results of the design sprint provide validation for this investment.

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Chicago (H.Q.), USA

Montevideo, Uruguay

Cuenca, Ecuador

“We’re a software development company inspired by our clients’ vision. They trust our nimble, technical expertise and business savvy to achieve their goals.”

Veronica Buitrón, Co-Founder, CTO

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