Design research spike

Time required: Several weeks to a month


  • The nature of the project is atypical and estimating is less specific to design.
  • This is more like pure blue sky experimentation or exploration, where design <> engineering <> product are exploring new space, outside of the typical project workflow.
  • The project process may need to adjust around the exploratory nature of the effort. It is important to explicitly label these kinds of projects so that expectations are aligned accordingly.
  • A large research project such as evaluating Notebooks Product Market Fit would fall into this category.