• 2020 marked 10 years of Design Sprints and with it we faced a whole new set of challenges. The shape of Design Sprints changed pretty much overnight, we had to translate a methodology that’s built around people being in a room together into something that could be done remotely.

  • As we look to the future how do we keep collaboration vital and productive when there’s so much noise—in the virtual space and in general in our work lives? The 2021 Relay event was designed to spark ideas and explore tactics for the future of collaboration and sprinting.

Contributors share their reflections on the future of sprints and collaboration in this short video.

Relay by the Numbers


global experts
from 27 cities
and 10 countries


virtual icebreakers
and energizers


cups of tea or
coffee drank


new friends made


sketches made


kid and pet appearances