Thu Jun 13 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Jun 14 2019 at 05:00 pm
London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
Design Sprint Academy
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A 2-day, hands-on workshop designed to help you learn by practicing the tools & techniques within the Design Sprint framework.
You have probably read about, heard of, been in or even run a Design Sprint. Since the Google Ventures Sprint book came out in 2016, Design Sprints have become widely adopted globally by companies as a tool for innovation and problem-solving and one of the most hyped processes around.
Our journey with Design Sprints started even before the book, the Design Sprint Academy has run sprints all over the world with every kind of company, from startups to large organizations. This includes training Google in San Francisco as well as partnering with InVision to teach Design Sprints as part of their Design Better Workshops series, alongside the likes of Jake Knapp (formally of Google Ventures) and Richard Banfield (Fresh Tilled Soil).
Our extensive experience has enabled us to re-engineer the program to create the first and one of the most comprehensive Design Sprint training programs out there. We call this improved version the Design Sprint 3.0.
The Design Sprint 3.0 framework effectively establishes the problem before the sprint, reduces the duration of the program from 5 to 4 days, as well as refines a number of the core activities to help the team successfully progress through the program.
For a deep dive into the mechanics behind Design Sprint 3.0 read our article on Medium:
This workshop is for you if you are:
Struggling to build better products, and faster
Struggling to get team alignment.
Wanting to understand your customers - knowing the difference between what they say they want and what they actually buy.
Looking for new ways to speed up the timely and costly process for product and service development.
Tired of investing your marketing budgets in products that are 'DOA' and don't have a market fit - no longer waste money and time invested in building something consumers aren’t going to buy or use
Or have one of the following titles/roles:
Executives at large companies
This workshop is not for those wanting to sit back and just listen to the theory. You need to come prepared to work hard in an intense, time-constrained, and collaborative setting.
By the end of the 2-day training, you’ll be able to:
· Have the tools needed to understand and empathize with your user.
· Learn how to build a Customer Journey Map.
· Become an expert in ideation and solution sketching.
· Learn how to storyboard as a group.
· Experience prototyping best practices.
· Learn how to make sense of customer testing insights.
· Basically, compile solutions, build, and test a functional prototype.
Also, you’ll hear first-hand takeaways (and potential pitfalls) from design sprints we’ve run with our clients that showcase the fact that we're only teaching strategy and methods that are proven to lead our customers to success. And these real experiences can’t be made up or found online - just good ol’ hearsay, but our hearsay is accredited.
We’ve been traveling the world and training professionals across all industries for the past 2 years. And, here’s what they have to say about their experience with us:
“An amazing day at our Design Better workshop on Design Sprints. Shout-out to our fearless facilitators for such a meaningful day of learning and teamwork!” - Invision Team
"Working with Design Sprint Academy we completely unlocked the benefits of design sprints promised in the Book Sprint. Design sprints are now a cornerstone of how we work and we continue to improve them with help from the Design Sprint Academy." - Gavriel Magonet, Co-founder, Runpath, London
‘Once again, thank you for the Design Sprint workshop you held in Helsinki! Everything went smoothly and I learned a bunch of new tools as well’. - Lesse Tammilehto, Creative Director @Solita, Helsinki
‘Thank you so much for taking us along with you on a two-day Design sprint journey! It was professionally led, fun to experience, and it provided us with a great framework and new insights to work with. Looking forward to putting this into practice and adding more value to our output as a creative agency.’ - Rene ten Brink, Program manager @Random Studio, Amsterdam
What should I bring to the event?
Laptop or tablet
Are the tickets transferable?
Yes. If you need to request a ticket transfer, please email start | designsprint ! academy. But! All requests must be made 72 hours prior to the event.
Should I come as an individual or as a team?
Both individuals and company teams are encouraged to attend. But just to clarify, you don’t get be a loner at the workshop. Individuals will work together with a team of people from different companies. This workshop will be valuable for both individuals and groups.
Are there any team discounts?
Yes, there are team discounts. Companies sending more than 2 people qualify for team discounts. Just look for team tickets when registering.
What is the Bootcamp ticket?
The Bootcamp ticket is a combo of three connected workshops discounted by 10%!
Problem Framing: Love at first sight. You’ll learn to fall in love with the right problem at first sight – no rushing to the wrong solution. Get answers to questions like: is your problem real? Are you tackling a problem worth solving? And how to get a stakeholder buy-in to actually run a sprint in your organization?
Design Sprint Experience
Design Sprint Facilitation: Practice facilitation. By successfully facilitating a sprint, you’ll gain all the confidence needed as a Design Sprint Master. But beware, this will be an experimental journey. No sitting back and relaxing. You’ll be improving your communication skills and learning how to encourage participation while also managing difficult group dynamics full of different personalities, and handling tricky sprint situations.