WAIT, WHAT’S A DESIGN SPRINT?
The tech industry's (not-so-secret) weapon for rapidly creating user-tested digital products. Used by Slack, Airbnb, Medium and almost every digital product out there, the sprint method gets your best ideas to market fast by cutting inefficiencies and maximizing your team’s output. We use it everyday. It works.
Think of Design Sprints as a ‘recipe’ where Design Thinking is the cookbook. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behaviour science, design thinking, and more—packaged into a proven and tested process that any team can use. This is a Game Changer for your company. Learn how to facilitate an internal Design Sprint
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE FACILITATORS WORKSHOP
Everyone who wants to build better products, faster. Especially:
Learn from your market, improve your product with user-tested prototyping.
UX Designers/Marketers/Engineers – all levels
Take home real goals, actionable next steps, and a repeatable design process.
Team Leads/Managers/Sprint Pros
Improve your facilitation techniques for sprints, workshops, and meetings.
Anyone who wants to have a larger impact on key projects
WHAT WILL I TAKE-AWAY FROM DESIGN SPRINT FACILITATORS WORKSHOP?
We'll tell the story of why the Design Sprint was created at Google Ventures, and how it can work for you. You'll get an overview of the entire sprint process, with a guided "taste" of the critical steps, as well as a deep dive into some real case studies. You will also get tangible skills to bring back to the office:
- Updated exercises for rapid design and prototyping
- Data-backed confidence in your product ideas
- Crowd-control and facilitation techniques
- Tactics for introducing sprints into your company
- Refreshed perspective and a crystal-clear roadmap
You may have noticed Facebook's updated Newsfeed. This was a direct result of a Sprint. Design Sprints are used for updating existing products as well as creating and testing new ones. Here's a medium post from one of their lead designers: https://medium.com/facebook-design/evolving-the-facebook-news-feed-to-serve-you-better-f844a5cb903d
Blue Bottle Coffee is valued at $700 million due to Néstle acquiring a majority stake in them. Before they ran a Sprint they were not selling outside of the U.S. They ideated and tested their new website using this process with Jake Knapp. https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/14/nestle-acquires-a-majority-stake-in-blue-bottle-coffee/