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Design Sprint

Why Learn the Design Sprint Process?

Popularized in Jake Knapp’s bestseller “Sprint,” the Design Sprint process has revolutionized how products are brought to market. Design firm AJ&Smart has created a Version 2.0 to design products for Lufthansa, Zalando, Red Bull, and more. Now, Udacity and AJ&Smart are combining forces so you can master the problem-solving power of Design Sprints!

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Hundreds of companies use Design Sprints to solve big problems

In Collaboration with the Experts at

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AJ&Smart is an international design agency that works with the best companies in the world to reshape their problem-solving processes. They have pioneered a cutting-edge version of the Design Sprint process which they’ve used to successfully design products for big companies everywhere. Now, the experts at AJ&Smart are combining forces with Udacity to teach problem-solvers in any field how to leverage the sprint method to accelerate success.

Learn with the Best

Jonathan Courtney
Jonathan Courtney

Instructor

Jonathan is a Product Designer and Co-Founder of AJ&Smart. Born in Ireland, he now works between Berlin and San Francisco, helping the best companies in the world make better products faster.

Michael Smart
Michael Smart

Instructor

Michael is a Product Designer and Co-Founder of AJ&Smart. He has facilitated hundreds of Design Sprints with the world’s most innovative companies, designing award-winning products and services, while empowering teams to change the way they work.

Andrej Ktitarev
Andrej Ktitarev

Instructor

Andrej is a product designer at AJ&Smart. With a background in psychology and computer science, he has run Design Sprints and built different prototypes for various industries all over the world.

Kelly Howard
Kelly Howard

Instructor

Kelly is the Product Lead for both the Design Sprint Foundations and Intro to Programming Nanodegree programs at Udacity.

What You Will Learn

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Master the Design Sprint Process

Learn to use the Design Sprint process to test new business ideas, and produce better products, services, and strategies, faster. Learn what happens each day of the sprint process, and explore each participant’s role. Complete hands-on projects that recreate an actual Design Sprint using a “mock” company.

Learn to use the Design Sprint process to test new business ideas, and produce better products, services, and strategies, faster.

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1 month to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

You should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating online.

  • Day 1: Creating “The Concept”

    You’ll begin by learning what happens on Day 1 of a Design Sprint: How to choose a challenge, and how to propose a solution, called a “Concept.”

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  • Day 2: Creating “The Storyboard”

    On Day 2, proposed Concepts get voted on, and a direction is decided upon. You’ll then learn to create a detailed Storyboard for the winning Concept.

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  • Day 3: Creating “The Prototype”

    To create The Prototype, a Design Sprint team has to delegate tasks, spend time building, and then put the parts together. You’ll learn how to contribute your piece of the puzzle.

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  • Day 4: User Testing!

    Here, you’ll learn how to prepare for user testing, how to actually conduct user testing, and how to summarize user testing feedback in a Summary Report.

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“The sprint gives our startups a superpower. They can fast-forward into the future to see their finished product and customer reactions before making any expensive commitments.”

— Jake Knapp, Author of SPRINT

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Design Sprint Foundations
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Master the Design Sprint process to test new product ideas, leverage opportunities, and power innovation, fast.

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FAQ

  • Why should I enroll in the Design Sprint Foundations Nanodegree program?

    The ability to efficiently and effectively problem solve is an invaluable skill in virtually any field, and it's invaluable at both an individual and organizational level. Today's technologically-powered economy rewards rapid innovation, and the best companies in the world are using the revolutionary design sprint process to create, prototype, test, and release new products, as well as develop new strategies, enter new markets, and more. In this program, you'll learn exactly how and why the design sprint process is so effective, and why it's become so integral to the success of so many leading companies. You'll learn how a design sprint works, how to participate in one, and how to lead one yourself. To ensure you're learning from the best, we've partnered with international design firm AJ&Smart, who have pioneered a Version 2.0 of this influential process to design products for Lufthansa, Zalando, Red Bull, and more. Together, we've built a hands-on learning experience that will enable you to master the design sprint process, and become an exceptional problem-solver with the skill to efficiently and effectively drive positive change in virtually any arena.

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