TU01: Google Design Sprints -101

Instructors: 
Dr. Marta Kristin Larusdottir, Reykjavik University, Iceland

Audience: IT professionals, PhD students and HCI researchers interested to know more about what Google Design Sprints are and how these function.

The aim of a Google Design sprint is to answer critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with 5 users during 5 days with a team of 7 – 10 people. If you have an idea for a new product, system or service or a new part of a currently running system, weather it will be used in research or practice, Google Design sprints could help to structure the work. Particularly, if you have vague ideas about how good the idea is, Google design sprints could be a suitable process to get the ideas tested with users in 5 days.

The tutorial will go through the structure of the Google Design sprints, the suggested schedules and checklist that are provided. The participants will do one exercise to see how to work in the Google design sprints. Additionally, it will be explained how Google design sprints can be used in HCI education and student projects.