A Design sprint is a process that lets you answer business critical questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas. Sprints help your team work out clearly defined goals, define what problems to solve, gain key insights about present challenges and opportunities and, of course, generate ideas and prototypes.
The process helps spark innovation within your organisation, encourage user-centered thinking, align your team and get you to products and services launch faster.
A Hackathon is an open innovation event in which a large number of people are engaged in collaborative ideation and rapid prototyping.
Our key definition between Sprints and Hacks is internal vs Public. Hackathons position brands or organisations within innovation. Sprints accelerate innovation within brands or organisations.
Hackathons tend to be associated with tech and coding, but that is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Technology is not what tends to be the focus of our events, we put creativity, collaboration and visualisation of ideas in the center.
A typical Another Tomorrow hackathon is a 1 or 2 day event where experts from different disciplines collaborate in teams explore future opportunities, create prototypes and test on a relevant audience.
Our team has a decade of experience curating and facilitating hackathons with companies like Google, Spotify, IBM, Microsoft, The Absolut Company, as well as for non-profits like Reach for Change and Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Cross-functional is a setup is where participants from different functions within an organisation work together towards a common goal. It may include people from finance, marketing, operations, and human resources. Typically, it includes employees from all levels of an organization.
A Cross-disciplinary setup is where participants come from more than one discipline or profession, as well as different organisations.