All kinds of good stuff to share in this newsletter. First of all, I’m running a design sprint workshop in San Francisco
on September 22, hosted at the IDEO office on Pier 28.
If you can make it, I promise an excellent day—and yes, I know it’s a Saturday, so the bar is high! I’ll be joined by very special guest John Zeratsky, my former colleague at Google Ventures and co-author on Sprint and Make Time. You’ll also get signed copies of both books, three days before Make Time is available to the general public. Should be a lot of fun.
Okay, here are the links:
An impressive experiment from Reykjavik University. This post from explains the logistics—everything from facilitator coaching (imagine, 92 brand new facilitators to support!) to materials sourcing (that’s a LOT of sticky notes.)
My favorite newsletter in the world is “First Draught” by M.G. Siegler—it’s a great summary of and opinionated commentary on tech and business news. This particular issue is my favorite of all time, discussing why Facebook is struggling and… a super cool futuristic jet. M.G. also dips into aliens, astronomy, Nintendo, and Star Wars. Honestly, it’s better than this newsletter. I highly recommend subscribing.
Very detailed, beginning-to-end case study of a design sprint run in Switzerland, including interviews with the agency, the developer, and the client. If you’re looking for a very real-world design sprint story, check it out—and be sure to watch the video (French with English subtitles).
From a startup called Gusto who has been using design sprints since the get-go. (See what I did there, with the alliteration? Gusto/get-go? No? Well, I tried.) Excellent post about design sprint timing and how to make the results stick.
If you haven’t tried “The Product Breakfast Club” podcast because you thought it was about design, don’t worry, this episode is about artificial intelligence, time travel, and Gandalf.