What People Say About Our Training
“I have to say that I absolutely felt Wily's Design Sprint Bootcamp was the best use of my training time in recent memory. I gained so much. You have a terrific set up and things went flawlessly. Thanks again for putting on truly a remarkable event. It was worth every minute!”
—Millie Wears, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University
"The 2-Day workshop was an amazing experience chocked full of collaborative, hands-on activities. We refined our insights and learned several techniques to develop creative and innovative prototype solutions.”
—Roman Thompson, Innovation Analyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield
What You’ll Experience
Learn the Design Sprint process from the creator—Jake Knapp. In two interactive, fast-paced days, you will experience a hands-on simulation of a real design sprint.
From mapping, sketching, and deciding, to prototyping and testing, you’ll learn to master each step by actually doing it. Our all-star team, anchored by Design Sprint creator, Jake Knapp, will coach you through all five stages of the Design Sprint process.
You’ll build muscle memory for facilitating your own sprints (whether it’s your 1st or 101st) and for incorporating these techniques into problem solving, product development, and day-to-day operations.
Design Sprints are a proven, repeatable process for rapidly solving big challenges, creating new products or services, or improving existing ones. It compresses months of work into just a few days.
Design Sprints help validate your new service or product idea quickly and effectively so you can focus on giving your customers what they truly want.
Teams around the world use Design Sprints to solve big problems and test new ideas, including Nest, Slack, 23andMe, Flatiron Health, AirBnB, Lego, the British Museum and the United Nations.
“It's like fast-forwarding into the future, so you can see how customers react before you spend all the time and expense of building a real product.”
— Jake Knapp
Meet Your Trainers
We’ve lined up an elite Design Sprint team to train you. Jake Knapp—the actual creator of Design Sprints—leads Day 1 and beginning of Day 2 of the bootcamp for the first three stages of the design sprint process. Prototyping Guru Jeff Grant picks up Day 2 to coach you through the prototyping and testing phases. Get hands-on support, small-group facilitation, and expert guidance from Wily’s team of superstars who run design sprints all over the world.
Jake Knapp—Creator of Design Sprints and Author of New York Times Bestseller Sprint
Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint process. He has since run it over 150 times with companies like Nest, Slack, 23andMe, and Airbnb. Today, teams around the world (including the British Museum and the United Nations) use Design Sprints to solve big problems and test new ideas. Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta.
Jeff Grant—Director of Product Innovation at InVue, former Director & Co-Founder of IDEO's Toy Business Practice
Jeff Grant is responsible for innovating the retail security experience for the world's top electronics retailers. He's designed satellite hardware for NASA, invented toy and game concepts at IDEO, and transformed the customer experience at Bank of America. Jeff works to inspire and synthesize the efforts of inventors, designers, marketers, engineers, researchers, builders, and storytellers.
What You’ll Learn
Learn how to:
Lead a team through the Design Sprint process with confidence
Map out a challenge and choose the most important place to start
Identify crucial business and product questions to be answered in your sprint
Sketch a solution with confidence, even if you're not a designer
Make smart decisions without lengthy discussion
Choose the right prototyping method for your product or service
Test hypotheses before you invest months of work and millions
Integrate Design Sprint methods into your product development calendar
Improve productivity, solve big challenges, and foster innovation at your organization
What Your Ticket Includes
Two day hands-on workshop facilitated by Jake Knapp and Jeff Grant
Design Sprint Bootcamp with Jake Knapp Certification
A signed copy of the NYT best-seller Sprint
Bootcamp Mixer Monday evening—Hang out with Jake, Jeff, and the Wily team
A light breakfast on both mornings, two awesome lunches with options for dietary constraints, snacks, and all the coffee and tea you can drink
Two full days in Camp North End Smart District—Charlotte’s hub for creativity and innovation
All the supplies and materials you’ll need to take notes, map out ideas, and create prototypes
Official Design Sprint Certification by Wily, Jake Knapp, and Jeff Grant (complete with a signed LinkedIn certificate to add to your education)
Who Should Attend
The Design Sprint Bootcamp is for anyone who wants to build better solutions, experiences, products, and services faster, especially:
Founders, Owners, and Executives
Team Leaders and Managers
Engineers and Designers
Creatives, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
Anyone who wants to have a larger impact on key projects
“When we heard about Wily's Two-Day Design Sprint Bootcamp, it was a no-brainer for us to sign up a team from Duke Energy's Idea Lab. We’ve been using Design Sprints at our company for almost 2 years now, and we’re excited to get some fresh perspective and new ideas from Jake Knapp, Jeff Grant, Wily's seasoned experts, and the other bootcamp participants. We're also big fans of Jake—it's a big deal to have him in Charlotte and hope others will take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity."
—Catherine Allen, Idea Lab, Duke Energy
Camp North End
The Design Sprint Bootcamp will take place in Camp North End—Charlotte’s hub for creativity and innovation.