Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA

TRAINING: Design sprints

Ryan Evan (Fresh Tilled Soil)
9:00am–5:00pm Monday, March 20, 2017
Location: Georgian
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of the design thinking process

What you'll learn

  • Understand how to deploy the design thinking process within your organization to innovate quickly and effectively
  • Learn the five phases of a design sprint, how to facilitate your team through a design sprint, and when to use a design sprint


A design sprint is a process for rapidly answering critical business questions through designing, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Evan Ryan guides you through a mini design sprint, giving you firsthand experience of what it’s like to apply this process to a business challenge. Along the way, you’ll hear stories of how other organizations have implemented design sprints and engage in discussions of tips and pitfalls for executing design sprints in your organization.


Day 2
Recap of Day 1
Prototype phase
Test interview structure
Prototype creation: Start
Prototype creation: Finish
Test phase
User tests 1 and 2
Sprint debrief and retrospective
What happens after a design sprint
Integration into teams and organizations
Workshop retrospective

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Ryan Evan

Fresh Tilled Soil

Evan Ryan is chief product officer at Fresh Tilled Soil, where he focuses on understanding ecosystems and extracting user insights to guide strategy and drive innovation and works with a variety of organizations from startups to nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies to solve mission­-critical problems and effect change. Evan is a seasoned entrepreneur and product specialist with over a decade of experience bringing products from concept to market. He has built two of his own companies and helped launch numerous others. Evan shares his knowledge through speaking engagements and custom workshops and as an adjunct professor at IE Business School’s Business Impact Lab in Madrid, Spain.