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You should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating online.
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
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.
Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
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.