Nanodegree Program

Design Sprint Foundations

Learn Design Sprint

Learn to use the Design Sprint process to test ideas, leverage opportunities, and power innovation. With expert instruction and hands-on training, you’ll become an exceptional problem-solver.

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All Our Programs Include

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

Technical mentor support

Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

What You Will Learn


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.

Master the Design Sprint Process

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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.”

    The 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.

    The Storyboard
  • 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.

    The Prototype
  • 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 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 Courtney
Jonathan Courtney


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


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


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 Audenaert
Anke Audenaert


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 Bowering
Brittni Bowering


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.

Student Reviews



Timothy N.

Spot on with expectations. The course instructors were quick and clear. The course provided a well thought out guided flow of how a Design Sprint works and how to conduct one yourself. It does diverge from the processes outlined in the Sprint book by Jake Knapp, but the differences are definitely rooted in experience and ongoing optimization of the overall process. The exercises are challenging and leave you to think for yourself a bit, as it would be in a professional environment. Completely enjoyed it!

Balaji R.

This is an unique skill development program for budding and expert Agile professionals who will be equipped to take designing products to a next level. It's a must to go through if you're serious to improve the productivity of the product team. A quick 4 day sprint is all what it takes to learn this process and build awesome products.

Adriana T.

Great course! Had lots of fun completing it! I would highlight that it can be pretty challenging at times since you're doing all the assignments on your own. However it's also really rewarding to see you can cover all aspects of a prototype even if you've never done sketching before.

Martin Z.

Very good and clear videos that you could watch again and again, and working on a concrete example, the work and the understanding of what it is very practical brought. I feel safe and can do this independently in another project.

Dimitrios M.

Being totally unaware of the sprint process, it was a smooth introduction with hands-on experience. It helped to enhance my creativity but at the same time keeping the control, by setting limits not to get too carried away.

Jason T.

The course is extremely well thought out and simplifies the design process down into a clear vision. The instruction and videos are high quality, and I would recommend this unique course to anyone interested in design.

Program Details

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.