To me, learning how to use MURAL is not about how to add a sticky note to a canvas. It’s about how to transform the way that I work in a collaborative, digital way - regardless if I'm co-located or remote. With this goal in mind, Virtual MURAL Week was born.
Webinar Recap: Jumpstart Team Creativity with Remote Design Sprints
Today, we are expected to be both fast and flexible. We need to react to changes at a moment’s notice and always be ready to pivot our course of action.
Understanding how we need to change, and why, comes from creative activities like user research. But working fast can make it hard to find the time for this kind of creative work.
That’s where design sprints come in. These concentrated bursts of team collaboration mean getting together for days or a week to focus on a specific design challenge. Design sprints are intense, but are usually very productive.
But what happens if your team is remote?
In this free webinar, designer Laïla von Alvensleben from the design agency Hanno shares her insights on conducting design sprints with a remote team. Her advice is based on years of research and practical experience with clients like Uber and Lenovo.
We know remote design can be daunting, so we’ve brought Laïla to the spotlight to ease our fears and show us how to have speed, quality design and a distributed team.
View the entire webinar on YouTube:
See the slides for more details and the examples she shared with us:
Of course, MURAL plays a large role in Hanno’s ability to design remotely. Here are a few examples of how they work with MURAL:
TRAINING ON REMOTE WORKSHOPS
If you'd like to inquire about a workshop on how to run remote sessions, please contact with Jim or Laïla directly:
Here are some resources to help you better understand design sprints and remote collaboration:
- “5 Best Practices for Remote Design,” webinar by Jim Kalbach
- “Getting into Remote Design Thinking with MURAL,” by Laïla von Alvensleben
- “Remote Design Thinking,” MA thesis research by Laïla von Alvensleben
- Design Sprint Methods, free eBook by Nadya Direkova and Google
- Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days, by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz
- Design Sprint: A Practical Guidebook for Building Great Digital Products, by Richard Banfield, C. Todd Lombardo and Trace Wax
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Laïla is a designer with Hanno, a distributed team of UX designers that helps startups and social businesses grow. She is committed to bringing remote design thinking to changemakers around the world. Laïla tweets at @lailavona
Jim Kalbach is a noted author, speaker, and instructor in customer experience, experience design, digital transformation, and strategy.
February, 03 2016