We speak to dozens of entrepreneurs who don't have the technical skills, but are looking for a way to develop their idea into a real product. Sound familiar?
How long have you been holding on to your idea, unsure how to kick-start product development? If you don't have the technical expertise to build the product yourself, just getting started can seem like an impossible dream.
That's where we come in.
Taking Your Software Idea from Dream to Reality.
We offer an innovative design sprint service: an intense five-day project where we focus on turning your idea into a clickable prototype - in just one week. This is an essential first step towards developing the finished version of your product.
Our design sprint service is structured with the non-technical entrepreneur in mind. Working with our expert team of product strategists and designers, you will explore the problem underpinning your product idea, to ensure your initial prototype is aligned with the problem you're trying to solve for your future customers.
We've worked with dozens of entrepreneurs on early product development, so you'll benefit from our software product experience as well as our technical expertise.
We wanted to build a new version of our learning management software, and Belighted convinced us to do a design sprint together before jumping into development itself. This helped us make much more informed decisions on what we needed, and how best to do it. In the end, it allowed us to better prioritise our project, and prevented us from going in the wrong direction.
- Bertrand De Praetere, CFO, Dokeos
Our 5-day design sprints follow our own unique process, drawing on the methodology developed by Google Ventures and combining it with our experience of working with dozens of software innovators.
We understand that time is money: delays can cost you dearly if your competitors beat you to market. So we developed our design sprint process to pack as much learning, development and analysis as possible into just five short days:
Day One: Map
Our first objective is to truly understand the problem your idea will solve for its users. This first day is essential for helping us understand your customers' needs and ensure you're looking to solve a real problem for users.
Day Two: Sketch
You may think you've come up with a fantastic solution to your customers' problems - but will it really work, in practice? On day two we widen our focus to brainstorm as many potential solutions as possible to the problem your innovation is looking to solve.
Day Three: Decide
At this stage, we select the one solution that best solves the problem for your users. From there, we work to identify the core functionality that's required to test out this idea as a viable solution.
Day Four: Prototype
The fourth day is spent developing a clickable prototype of your software idea. This is where you see your idea really come to life for the first time, and turn from an idea on paper to a real product.
Day Five: Test
On the final day of the design sprint, we get real users to test-out your prototype. This means you start getting real, actionable feedback on your idea, just five days after starting the development process - and will help guide further product development by keeping development aligned with what your users really need from your innovation.
Ready, Set, Go!
Any product development process begins with the development of a prototype; with our design sprint you compress the prototyping phase into just one week.
After only five days, you will have a clickable prototype that you can share with your target customers, to begin getting valuable feedback on your idea and start testing out the assumptions behind your innovation.
☑ User-focused design and development process.
☑ Accelerated early product development, reducing the risk of your competitors beating you to market.
☑ Build a clickable prototype in just five days.
☑ Maximise your opportunity for learning and idea validation by getting your prototype tested by real users.
☑ Shape the next stage of your product development, based on the feedback you get on your prototype.
Want to Know More?
Are you ready to kick-start product development with our 5-day design sprint? Let's discuss your project, and how we can help turn your idea into reality. Fill in the form to arrange a call.