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New prototyping tools, case studies, and more

March 6 · Issue #29 · View online
Design Sprint Newsletter
Hey everybody,
I got lots of positive responses to the last issue, which was a podcast rabbit hole, so, although I promised I would never write an issue like that again, I probably will. Probably about artificial intelligence.
But not this time! This is a good old-fashioned design sprint link-o-rama… in groups of two.

Two untested but cool-looking prototyping tools:

I haven’t used Glide yet but it looks suuuuper cool for design sprint prototyping. If you try it, send me a note and let me know what you think.
More from the “Jake hasn’t tried it but it looks rad” department. Marvel is an excellent and simple prototyping app. This new built-in user testing feature looks like they’ve done the same great work again… but then again, it hasn’t launched yet, so all we can see is the marketing. No guarantees… but it looks SO cool, I thought you might want to sign up for early access. Again, if try it, lemme know what you think.

Two more reasons why design sprints work so weirdly well:

Yeah, I know, my eyes tend to glaze over when I read about productivity studies, but I do love it when they confirm my beliefs. 🤓 These findings totally match the rhythm I built into design sprints (although I like to push the focus to 90 minutes).
This post from Clearleft is succinct and smart. If you’re looking for new ways to pitch sprints, give it a read.

Two more cool things:

The Danish government is sponsoring a three-year program called Sprint:Digital to run design sprints with over 100 small and medium-sized businesses. How neat is that!
Great—and useful!—case study from P&G’s Ruzanna Rozman. Includes lots of nice experiments and lessons learned.


Also, I’m doing a live video interview with IDEO about making time for creative work. It’s this Thursday, March 7, and if you’d like to watch, you can sign up for free.

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