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Pre-work: Why you need it in your life

The idea of pre-work has existed long before we had a catchy name for it. Think of the list of books your school would give you to read over the summer. While we all had different relationships with summer reading, the idea behind it was right: schools wanted you to be prepared for what lay..

Mary Halling and Alicia Ness

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Special Touches That Make Your Sprints Kickass: Webinar Recap

As a facilitator, you have the opportunity to create brief experiences to elevate/punctuate moments throughout a design sprint. These special touches are where impact is made, what clients remember - and what make your sprint kickass.

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In this webinar, we welcomed Dee Scarano (Lead Design Sprint Trainer at AJ&Smart) to share tips and insights into her mastery of the sprint process.

Dee has worked in product design and UX design for 10 years and is now teaching the power of design sprints with AJ&Smart and Jake Knapp (creator of the Design Sprint). She's run hundreds of design sprints and trained people from some of the biggest and best companies in the world. She knows her stuff.

We covered a range of topics including:

💡 Preparation steps to add confidence and relieve stress
💡 Facilitation secrets like how to keep control of the group
💡 How to give clear instructions
💡 Iteration Sprints: An extra week to ensure success
💡 Special Touches: room setup, atmosphere, food & drinks, timing, etc.

*Dee also included special bonus material at the end of the webinar which is normally only shared during their paid sprint training sessions.

If you missed the live webinar, we've got all of the resources below - including a link to AJ&Smart's free 1 hr masterclass.

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👉 To register for the free AJ&Smart masterclass click here.

David Chin

David Chin

Content Strategist at MURAL // Moving beyond the pixels to connect intuition, reason, and opportunity.

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