Play by Play: Design Sprint - Practical
by Richard Banfield and Nate Walkingshaw
In this course, you'll discover an effective "how to" methodology and step-by-step approach to lead a design process with your teams or clients.
What you'll learn
Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Design Sprint - Practical, Richard Banfield and Nate Walkingshaw dive into a step-by-step approach on leading an effective design sprint with your teams and clients. Learn simple pro tips like setting up interviews with customers, to effective brainstorming, prototyping, and testing. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary tools to craft your own design sprint.
About the authors
Richard is the CEO and co-founder of Fresh Tilled Soil. After completing a degree in Biology, Richard was attracted to the world of web tech and worked his way up the digital food chain, starting at MultiChoice, Africa’s largest media business. He was in the thick of it during the dot-com years, co-founding Acceleration, an international adtech business headquartered in London (now owned by advertising giant WPP). Under Richard’s leadership, Fresh Tilled Soil has delivered UX design to 700+ clie... morents across the world. His colorful life experience includes being an officer in the army and a dive master on the remote Islamic Republic of the Comoros. Richard has published three books. Most recently he coauthored Product Leadership with Nate Walkingshaw and Martin Eriksson. Design Leadership was his second book and the first was Design Sprint: A Practical Guidebook for Building Great Digital Products, which he coauthored with CTodd Lombardo and Trace Wax.
Nate Walkingshaw started his first company in 2004 where he revolutionized medical evacuation with Paraslyde, later acquired by Stryker Medical. In 2011, Nate left Stryker to build Brightface, a product development company that focused on mobile and web applications including Cycleface which was acquired by Strava, the #1 fitness app for endurance athletes. Nate then became the Chief of Research and Innovation at Tanner Labs, where he built O.C. Tanner’s first human-centered product development ... moreteam. In January 2015 Nate was named the Chief Product Officer for Pluralsight, the largest providers of online technology learning, where he built a user centered product team, and in February 2016 Nate’s role expanded to Chief Experience Office to also oversee Development, Content, and Product Marketing. He is also the co-author of Product Leadership: How Top Product Leaders Launch Great Products and Build Successful Teams (O’Reilly 2017).