Improv Lab for Sprints

Playing games at SprintCon

Our Improv Lab for Sprints introduces the essential improv games that should be in every sprinter’s toolkit.

When you hear the term improv, you may think of stand-up comedy or ice-breakers. But by incorporating short, focused improv games into sprints, you can build trust and flexibility, foster comfort with ambiguity, and spark a generative mindset.

Whether you work for a large, established institution or a scrappy start-up, it’s likely that you and your colleagues will need to adapt, communicate, and collaborate in order to run a successful design sprint. The improv games and mindsets that we teach give you the skills to do this effectively.

In this low-stakes, high-fun session, we share and play improv games, debrief the games, and discuss how your team can use them to enhance the sprint process.

Offered as 2-hour, 1/2 day, and 1 day sessions.

Ready to supercharge your sprints with improv?

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Who is it for?

  • Team members who are looking for novel, fun, and innovative approaches to group facilitation
  • Individual contributors who want to build specific skills and mindsets during sprints, meetings, and workshops
  • Experienced sprint facilitators who want to take their facilitation to the next level
  • No prior improv or theater experience is necessary

Sample Outcomes:

  • Enhanced team communication and focus
  • Amplified team creativity and divergent thinking
  • Improved team agility
  • Elevated team energy and excitement
  • Increased team confidence in leading and playing games in future design sprints

Brava, women of Designing Insights! Your design thinking sessions with our staff were exciting, thought-provoking, and engaging. You’ve taught us the power of taking risks, learning through prototyping, and creatively imagining the future.

Linda Harrison, Newark Museum of Art Linda Harrison

Dana and team created an itinerary for a workshop by listening to our needs; it felt personalized and fit well with the skills we wanted to develop. They are highly organized, personable, funny, and experienced with different types of companies.

Rie Yamaoka, Trulia Rie Yamaoka

Your organization NEEDS Dana. Her studied Design Thinking approach, blended with her expertise from years in the field, give her rare insight as a mentor, coach and leader. Your work will never be the same.

Emily Lytle-Painter, Hyland’s, Inc Emily Lytle-Painter

Your workshop blew my mind! I’m grateful to have been introduced to your extraordinary design thinking praxis.

Ciara Ennis, Pitzer College Art Galleries Ciara Ennis