As user experience professionals, we often find ourselves over-investing in our ideas without getting any feedback, which often leads to wasting time, energy and resources.
Design Sprint principles help us define a problem, decide on a solution, build a prototype and test with real users so that we can quickly iterate on ideas and create something people actually want.
In the first half of this workshop, you’ll learn Design Sprint principles and how to leverage them through a Lightning Decision Jam exercise, to quickly go from an ambiguous problem to tangible and actionable next steps for you to experiment with as an individual or a team.
In the second half, we’ll do a deep dive into user testing to minimize your learning loop, understand your users, and quickly iterate on solutions. This lowers the risk of experimenting and increases opportunities for success.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Design Sprint principles
What happens in a Design Sprint week
Lightning Decision Jam exercise
Value of user testing
Minimizing your learning loop
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is for UX professionals and students interested in learning the fundamentals of the Design Sprint process and how to apply these principles.
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR
Maicol Parker-Chavez is a product design strategist working with companies to build better solutions. He brings together diverse perspectives across teams, company hierarchy, and customers and includes them into the product development process creating alignment, understanding, and efficiency.
Is this the same as the Official Design Sprint workshop?
No, the Official Design Sprint workshop focuses on taking you through each day of the Design Sprint so that you can facilitate your own Design Sprints with your team or company. In this workshop you’ll learn about the core principles from the Design Sprint, apply them in a team setting called a Lightning Decision Jam and learn tactical tips on how to conduct user testing.
Do I need to be part of a team to attend this workshop?
Teams are welcomed, but not required. We know not everyone is working in large teams and/or for large companies, so this workshop has been designed to give individuals tangible take aways that they can apply to their current professional or personal projects.
Will I get team work expereience from this workshop?
Yes, during the Lightning Decision Jam exercise you will be groped into teams of 4-5 and you’ll work together to define a large and ambigious problem and walk away with tangible action steps you can try in the following weeks as an individual or as a team.
Can I do anything to prepare for the workshop?
All we ask is that you bring an open mind into the workshop, but if you’d like to study ahead of time, you can always visit thesprintbook.com and watch AJ&Smart’s video on the Lightning Decision Jam (https://youtu.be/33hBnZzoFAg)
Do I need to be a designer to attend?
Nope! If you can write words on a sticky note and care about learning how to test your ideas, then this workshop is for you.
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