Design Sprint Methods

Google Ventures recently released a handbook that collects industry best practices that allow teams to run design sprints: rapid prototyping and testing sessions.

Design sprints are a framework for teams of any size to solve and test design problems in 2-5 days. The idea of sprints originates with the Agile framework. The idea of design thinking was developed at IDEO and the d.school at Stanford. These frameworks were adapted to the idea of “design sprints” thanks to the Google UX teams, Google Ventures and Google [x] and teams across the industry.
While sprints are popular at Google, they are also used by startups and companies of any size.

I really enjoyed how Google rationalised some common UX best practices making them easy to adapt to teams who are just beginning their design practice.

Download now the Design Sprint Methods Handbook

Download now the Design Sprint Methods Handbook

Product Manager and UX Designer — What’s The Difference?

Winning products are created by visionary, multidisciplinary teams that are able to deliver a stunning experience. Those who have mastered the magic of crafting the user experience are able to smash their weaker competitors...Today, User Experience Design is often associated with efficient, smart and beautiful products. Products that are simply well designed. This is exactly what the market wants to pay for. This is why Apple became such an important company. This is why Instagram is worth so much. And so on.

Interesting read by Marcin Treder on how A Product Manager’s role (in general) and a User Experience Designer’s role, somehow overlap.

“Product Manager and UX Designer — What’s The Difference?” by Marcin Treder