The Tyson innovation team was really looking for two outcomes. The primary one was to develop a product to use food waste that they could launch on IndieGoGo. But just as important was teaching the team how to work Agile and incorporate design-thinking into everything they do.
To accomplish both at the same time, we adapted the Google Design Sprint process so it could answer a much bigger question: how can design turn waste into sustainable foods? In a traditional Google Design Sprint, you break product development and testing down into five days: day one is dedicated to understanding users and business goals, day two to creating problem statements and user journeys, day three to developing solutions, day four to prototyping a single solution and day five to testing on real users and synthesizing the results.