Pat explains the process of rapid prototyping, and how a series of simple steps can help you bring the wildest ideas to fruition.

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Jake Knapp, partner at Google Ventures and author of Sprint, describes to Inc. associate editor Kevin Ryan how top startups use a week-long ‘design sprint’ to incubate new concepts.

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One of the hardest things about business is how to figure out whether your ideas will succeed in the market. We created the sprint process to give companies a powerful tool for answering these kinds of questions. In our book on sprints, we explain how to use customer interviews as a way of fast-forwarding to […]

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Your sprint began with a big challenge, an excellent team — and not much else. By Friday, you’ve created promising solutions, chosen the best, and built a realistic prototype. That alone would make for an impressively productive week. But you’ll take it one step further as you interview customers and learn by watching them react to your […]

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On Wednesday, you and your team created a storyboard. On Thursday, you’ll adopt a “fake it” philosophy to turn that storyboard into a prototype. Learn about prototyping in this video from GV design partners Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky.

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By Wednesday morning of your sprint, you and your team will have a stack of solutions based on your sketches from Tuesday. That’s great, but it’s also a problem. You can’t prototype and test them all — you need one solid plan. Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky explain how to select the best ideas and weave them […]

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After a full day of understanding the problem and choosing a target for your sprint, on Tuesday, you get to focus on solutions. The day starts with inspiration: a review of existing ideas to remix and improve. Then, in the afternoon, each person will sketch, following a four-step process that emphasizes critical thinking over artistry. […]

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On Monday, you’ll kick off your sprint by sharing knowledge, understanding the problem, and choosing a target for the week’s efforts. Watch as Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky explain Monday’s activities and show examples from a real sprint

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Before the sprint begins, you’ll need to have the right challenge and the right team. You’ll also need time and space to conduct your sprint. In this video, we answer some of the most common questions that come up during sprint planning.

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We recently facilitated a three day leadership offsite with Standard Chartered, bringing the principles of Design Thinking to transform the employee experience.

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