The 1-week design sprint was a chance to step aside from our usual day-to-day work at Envato. In this week we started concept and analysis on Monday and Tuesday, I designed a prototype on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the developers coded up a working web prototype on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The result? Approval from management to invest two more weeks of development work into the project to fine-tune and ship a polished product. This process alone would have cut down the work by 4-8 weeks.