29: Design Sprints, Distraction-free iPhones & Jake Knapp

October 20, 2014

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Jake is a designer and facilitator. He created Google Ventures’ design sprint process, and has run over 80 sprints with startups like About.me, Nest, AngelList, and Foundation Medicine. He’s presented his process to business students at Stanford, UC-Berkeley, and Columbia University.

Previously, Jake was a design vigilante at Google, leading sprints for everything from Gmail to Google X to Chrome. Jake also started Google Hangouts.

Long ago, Jake grew up on a rural island in Washington State, began his design career at Oakley, and led product design on Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.

Speaker(s): Daniel Burka, Jake Knapp, Nadya Direkova Description: The design sprint is a process for prototyping and testing any product in 5 days. Using real-world examples, we'll show how to move faster and increase the overall effectiveness (and happiness!) of your whole team.
175 designers and researchers from the Ads and Commerce UX team got together for a week and participated in 23 parallel design sprints. In this video, team leads discuss how design sprints can help you rapidly iterate on ideas, at scale. #GoogleDesignMinutes

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