Løpe helped DSB to improve an application process using Design Sprints
Løpe did a Design Sprint with DSB to help them improve a manual application process by helping them build and test a digital prototype of the process.
During the sprint we focused on the process foreigners have to go through to apply for approval of previous work experience from abroad. We ended the sprint with 5 online user interviews with tests of the new process. The team learned about how a potential solution to the application problem can look like. They also want to integrate Design Sprint as a part of their organisation.
Løpe helped Sparebank 1 Insurance design and test a digital prototype in 4 days
Løpe did a Design Sprint with Sparebank 1 Insurance to help a diverse team align around a new product-direction.
During the 4 days long sprint the team came up with a lot of great ideas and build a realistic digital prototype. The prototype was tested on 5 users and the feedback gave insight into where to go next.
"Løpe is the best Design Sprint partner we can imagine. Viljar pushed us to move quickly and work together efficiently. The sprint definitely increased our team spirit and helped us understand where to go next."
- Stine Bakke-Haugseth, Leader for Spinn, SpareBank 1
Kickstarting a new digital product for the leading Norwegian innovation media house.
Shifter is the dominant media house on startups and the new economy in Norway. When they wanted to develop a new digital product, they contacted Løpe to do a Design Sprint.
Together we did a Design Sprint 2.0 @ Mesh in Oslo. Through 4 days we prototyped and tested a digital prototype with 5 real users.
"We were very happy with having Viljar and Andreas facilitate our design sprint. Our greatest benefit was the team being aligned with our new digital product initiative.
Both Viljar and Andreas are easy going, hard working and very competent."
- Lucas Weldeghebriel, Founder, Shifter
Helping one of Norways most promising startups prototyping a new platform for online tutoring
Learnlink is a digital platform for private tutoring. They are the market leader in Norway and contacted Løpe because they were looking for expansion into new markets. Namely the online tutoring market.
In a weeklong Design Sprint we build and tested a platform with 5 users. We tested
Helping a fast growing productivity app to get results in 5 days, instead of a month.
Hold is a productivity app that help individuals stay away from their phone. Løpe facilitated them through a design sprint with the goal of finding a way to integrate a social aspect to increase the use of the app.
But it was not the prototype and user feedback that was the most valuable consequence of running a design sprint. After the team developed and tested two prototypes with five users and got real data, a change in mindset happened. They realised how fast it is possible to move and what user-centeredness really means.
In an anonymous study conducted after the design sprint each team member reported:
Increased speed in teamwork.
Increased focus on the end-user.
Increased trust in creative abilities and the creative process.
This change in mindset have enabled Hold to move much faster. Today they know how to get results in 5 days, instead of a month.
Helping one of Norways largest insurance companies to build and test digital products.
Tryg is the second biggest supplier in the Nordic market for general insurance. Being in a market with strong competition for new insurance customers, Tryg needs to develop new digital products that delight their users.
Løpe helped Tryg to find out if a new digital product was worth developing by plugging them into a Design Sprint. They were happy with the result and have requested another Design Sprint from Løpe.
"Running a sprint with Løpe was a good opportunity to onboard the whole project team and to early test our ideas on actual users. We got a lot done in a short period of time. We will definetely do this again!"
- Margrete Birkeland, Senior Business Developer, Tryg
More than just a productive and creative week.
Astronaut is a recruitment platform where individuals get paid for connecting friends to jobs. Løpe facilitated the team through a design sprint with the goal of finding a fun, rewarding and personal way to help friends find jobs.
According to Håkon Weløy Aarseth, CEO of Astronaut, the Design Sprint was more than just a productive and creative week. It represented a shift in mindset. In just five days the team:
Developed and tested one prototype with five users and got valuable data.
Had a shift towards a faster, more human centered mindset.
Learned the innovation tools and techniques used by the best companies in the world.
This shift in mindset has allowed Astronaut to move faster when it comes to developing and testing products users want. It was also a boost of creative energy into the team.