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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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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!


Why Learn the Design Sprint Process?

Hundreds of companies use Product Design Sprints to solve big problems

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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 by Doing
Learn by Doing

Learn by Doing

Gain an understanding of the new 4-day Design Sprint by working on a Design Sprint. Define the challenge, devise solutions, prototype, and draw conclusions from user-testing.

Build Better Products Faster

Build Better Products Faster

Experts at AJ&Smart teach you how to compress months of work and endless discussions into one week to improve or develop a new product, or to solve a difficult question.

Personalized Project Reviews
Personalized Project Reviews

Personalized Project Reviews

Benefit from personalized feedback every step of the way from expert reviewers. Your projects will prepare you to problem solve efficiently and effectively.

An Engaging Community

An Engaging Community

Join a dynamic community of learners to draw inspiration and knowledge. You will give and receive support, make connections, and stay on track with your learning.

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.

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

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.

Anke Audenaert
Anke Audenaert

INSTRUCTOR

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

INSTRUCTOR

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.

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Edmunds G.

Programm was good. First 3 days were very detailed and very explained (sometimes too detailed), but 4th day was different. Seems that technicaly all were OK, but somehow feeling was different. Not customer friendly.

Sascha K.

recommend it 100%

Elisa B.

It was a well prepared and deep learning experience! I enjoyed it a lot and will for sure use the design sprint model often in my Company!

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.

Simona F.

Very much enjoyed this program! Loved the step by step approach.

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Term
Design Sprint Foundation Nanodegree program
$599 USD

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During your 1-month term, you'll have access to the Nanodegree program classroom and materials, plus expert project reviews.

Design Sprint Foundations

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