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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!
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.
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.
Benefit from personalized feedback every step of the way from expert reviewers. Your projects will prepare you to problem solve efficiently and effectively.
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.
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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.
During your 1-month term, you'll have access to the Nanodegree program classroom and materials, plus expert project reviews.
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.
The Design Sprint Foundations Nanodegree program is composed of one (1) Term of one (1) month. A Term has fixed start and end dates.
To graduate, students must successfully complete 4 projects which affords you the opportunity to apply and demonstrate new skills that you learn in the lessons. The project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
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.