July 25-27, 2018 / Vancouver, BC

Running Design and Content Sprints

Design and content sprints are the key to bringing together product owners, designers, researchers, content strategists, and other disciplines into one tight knit team.
Facilitator

Steve Fisher

A feature article from .NET Magazine and Creative Bloq on this workshop.

Design and content sprints are the key to bringing together product owners, designers, researchers, content strategists, and other disciplines into one tight knit team. They’re a roundup of content strategy, behavior science, UX, and more in a process anyone can use.

Sprints make it possible to compress months of work into a week or less. Instead of waiting to understand if an idea will work, get early feedback from a design and content prototype. Use sprints to look forward at how things will work or break based on audience reaction. All without building fully-featured, expensive products. It’s one of the best activities for any project.

What we'll cover:

  1. Getting the right setup for a successful sprint. Who should be on your team? How to structure the sprint? What prep work needs to be done.
  2. Mapping out the sprint, set a vision with the end in mind, and dig deep into the problem you'll be solving.
  3. Sketching multiple solutions as a team.
  4. Creating a storyboard and journey maps that guide prototype creation.
  5. Creating a testable prototype (you can use code or not in this part!)
  6. How to do quick and useful user testing with your customers.