Want to facilitate breakthrough ideas, solve business challenges and validate products with customers? A Design Sprint might just be the answer.
The Design Sprint, originally developed at Google, is a short, time-boxed process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. It is a short, intense effort (a sprint!) conducted by a small, functional team where the results set the direction for the product, service, or feature.
In this workshop we will learn the tools & techniques of the same structured framework that has been used to design, prototype and validate solutions for startups, agencies, and even non-profits. We will be hands-on for 120 minutes using the same activities you would complete during a sprint.
DATE AND TIME
Tue, November 14, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST
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814 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Refunds up to 1 day before event
WHO’S THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Anyone with tough problems to solve – designers, developers, product managers, marketers, content strategists, CEOs/founders, even human resources. The Design Sprint process has been used to solve a wide array of problems from the UX of digital products to wayfinding in a museum to the hiring process at Google.
This will be a fast-paced, intense workshop. While not a requirement, it will be most successful if all participants have at least some familiarity with the Design Sprint process. Google Ventures offers an excellent primer on Design Sprints to help you get familiar.
3:30 – 4:00: Arrive, get settled and warm up (it is a sprint after all!)
4:00 – 6:00: Sprint!
6:00 – 6:30: Cool down and say goodbye
Mike Shelton is a Product Designer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. Working from his home office in Richmond, Va., Mike collaborates with over 500 automatticians in 50+ countries to help democratize publishing and keep the web open.
At Automattic, Mike prototypes and implements user-centered design solutions for WordPress.com. He recently worked on a new Automattic product, get.blog, where he and his team used design sprints to re-imagine what the experience of purchasing and managing a domain should look like.
In honor of our departing and incoming board members, let’s have a happy hour. The weather is beautiful so let’s meet outside at Ardent in Scott’s Addition. Richmond UX will arrange some snacks to go with the tasty beverages.
We miss seeing everyone, and we hope you can join us. Other than a few announcements, the only thing on the agenda is whatever happens to be on your mind.
September 27th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
3200 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA 23230