Design Sprints for Awesome Teams: Running Design Sprints for Rapid Digital Product Development

Workshop
Dana Mitroff Silvers, Designing Insights, USA, Ahree Lee, UX Strategy + Research + Design, USA

Design Sprints are intensive applications of the Design Thinking process to specific digital products. In this pre-conference workshop, we will introduce participants to the multi-phase framework, moving quickly from problem definition to rapid prototyping at an extremely fast pace.

Design Thinking is a set of methods and a mindset that combines empathy, creativity, and rationality to solve problems through a human-centered lens, and is the foundation upon which Design Sprints are built.

Come join us for this fun and high-energy workshop in which we’ll walk you through a hands-on design sprint and give you tools and resources to bring sprints back to your own organization—and make your team more awesome!

Attendees will learn:
– The phases of a Design Sprint
– The key mindsets of the Design Thinking process
– How to lay the foundation for solving problems from a visitor- and user-center perspective
– Ideation methods
– How to use time-boxing and voting to keep the group focused and get to decisions more quickly
– How to recruit museum visitors for user research and testing during your sprint
– Techniques for rapid prototyping and testing

Bibliography:
D. Mitroff Silvers, "Running design sprints in museums: 5 lessons from the British Museum’s Product Development Group." Published in Sprint Stories, August 26, 2016.
https://sprintstories.com/running-design-sprints-in-museums-41a64a8aff50#.jxbm1esyg


D. Mitroff Silvers, "Design Thinking for Museums: How Phoenix Art Museum Ran a Design Sprint"
Guest blog post on Art Museum Teaching. Published May 23, 2016.
https://designthinkingformuseums.net/2016/05/17/design-sprints-for-content-development/

Sprint Stories
https://sprintstories.com/

GV The Design Sprint
http://www.gv.com/sprint/

Design Sprint Book
http://www.designsprintbook.com/

Thoughtbot Product Design Sprint Playbook
https://robots.thoughtbot.com/the-product-design-sprint