Design Sprint

A sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it's a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, designthinking, and more—packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use.

A design sprint is a five-phase framework that helps answer critical business questions through rapid prototyping and user testing. Sprints let your team reach clearly defined goals and deliverables and gain key learnings, quickly. The process helps spark innovation, encourage user-centered thinking, align your team under a shared vision, and get you to product launch faster.


An event, typically lasting more than one day, in which a large number of people are engaged in collaborative ideation and prototyping of those ideas. The typical idea of a hackathon is


Cross-functional teams are a group of people with different functional expertise working toward a common goal. It may include people from finance, marketing, operations, and human resources departments. Typically, it includes employees from all levels of an organization.


Cross-disciplinary knowledge is that which explains aspects of one discipline in terms of another. (e.g.  studies of the physics of music)

Also there are terms such as 'Multidisciplinary' and 'Transdisciplinary'.

Multidisciplinary knowledge is associated with more than one existing academic discipline or profession.

Transdisciplinarity connotes a research strategy that crosses many disciplinary boundaries to create a holistic approach. It applies to research efforts focused on problems that cross the boundaries of two or more disciplines and can refer to concepts or methods that were originally developed by one discipline, but are now used by several others.

Cross = mixed expertise within teams

Multi = mixed expertise between teams