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Sprints are formed of many activities, each designed to address particular areas of the design thinking process. Where a full sprint might not be possible for whatever reason, you can draw on the activities deployed within to help frame ideas and rapidly develop possible solutions. Each of the activities below can be picked up at a moments notice and deployed in as little as 15 minutes.

A Guide to Crazy Eights

Time Taken:
Between 10 minutes and 1 hour
The Crazy Eights exercise was developed by Google Ventures (GV) out of the GV design sprint. It allows you to rapidly prototype up to eight ideas in less than half an hour. An excellent exercise for early ideas generation.
You Will Need:

One sheet of A4 paper per participant.

Pencils / Pens for each participant.

A Guide to Dot Mapping

 Time Taken:
Between 15 minutes and 1 hour
The Dot Mapping exercise is a fantastic way to collaboratively solve problems. It allows groups to collate a number of questions, identify key themes to explore, and collaboratively decide on a direction for action.
You Will Need:

Red dot stickers.

Blue dot stickers.

A Guide to How Might We

 Time Taken:
Between 15 minutes and 1.5 hours
The How Might We (HMW) exercise was developed by Google Ventures (GV) out of the GV design sprint. It allows you to quickly map and collate a number of group ideas for further discussion and exploration.
You Will Need:

A pack of post-it notes per participant.

Pencils / Pens for each participant.

A blank wall or whiteboard.