Design sprint methodologies transformed in a digital environment

Winfield, K., Sizer, N. ORCID: 0000-0001-7617-577X and Siena, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-6908-7365, 2022. Design sprint methodologies transformed in a digital environment. In: E. Bohemia, L. Buck and H. Grierson, eds., DS 117: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2022), London South Bank University in London, 8-9 September 2022. London: The Design Society. ISBN 9781912254163

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How can you deliver innovative teaching to over 150 students to propel their learning, connect them with leading industry experts, solve real world problems, and offer students the chance to learn from their peers across year groups? This paper presents the Design Sprint project; an intense five-day event delivered in 2020/21. This project engaged product design students from Nottingham Trent University (NTU), a team of over ten academics, clients from an industrial design team (Futura Nova), a large healthcare institution (UCL Partners), in addition to partnering with Anglia Ruskin University, to engage with focus groups within healthcare. This paper outlines the preparation and facilitation of the design sprint, identifying why we chose this methodology despite the challenges of remote/online working. The preparation/pre-sprint sessions and the key components of the sprint are discussed, highlighting how we adapted the traditional design sprint model into a hybrid methodology. The activity plan shares the key activities undertaken with examples of the Miro workbooks. Our approach was to build a programme that we could utilise going forward in online or in-person settings, to further develop the product design curriculum at NTU. Our main aim in delivering this methodology was for different year groups to work together in a live collaborative project whilst sharing/learning knowledge from a professional industrial network when utilising a methodology which could be applied in their future professional practice.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Paper presented at the 24th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2022), London South Bank University, London, 8-9 September 2022.
Creators: Winfield, K., Sizer, N. and Siena, F.
Publisher: The Design Society
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2022
ISBN: 9781912254163
Rights: Copyright © 2022 The Design Society. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 14 Sep 2022 09:31
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022 13:24

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