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!
Hundreds of companies use Product Design Sprints to solve big problems
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What You Will Learn
Master the Design Sprint Process
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.”
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.
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.
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.
—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
Learn with the best
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 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 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.
Anke is the product lead for the School of Business at Udacity. She previously ran Market Research at Yahoo!, co-founded two companies, and is on the marketing faculty at UCLA Anderson.
Brittni is the Head of Media at AJ&Smart. She has a background in marketing and video advertising, and a passion for business. She has facilitated hundreds of Design Sprints across various industries.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
Why should I enroll?Today, 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. 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.
What jobs will this program prepare me for?While this program is not designed to prepare you for a specific job, after completing this program, you should be comfortable in the skills used in design sprints, including storyboarding, prototyping, and user testing.
How do I know if this program is right for me?If you are interested in learning how to run successful design sprints—from challenges and sketches, to user-testing and reporting—in a hands-on learning environment that enables you to simulate the actual experience of participating in, and contributing to, a real design sprint, this program is for you.
ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
What are the prerequisites for enrollment?We recommend having experience using the web, being able to perform a search on Google, downloading and editing files, working with PDFs, and, most importantly, the determination to keep pushing forward! Technical programming experience is not required in this program.
TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE - WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
What software and versions will I need in this program?For this Nanodegree program, you will need to have access to a computer with file downloading capabilities. It’s also useful to have access to a camera to take photos for projects.