Design sprints are a great way to tackle existing problems and launch new product ideas quickly and economically. By testing prototypes we learn a lot more about the product’s users and their motivations, which helps us to design better solutions.But these days more and more people want to become location independent. So how do teams transition to working remotely and still take advantage of collaborative processes such as design sprints? With the right mindset and approach, collaborating from anywhere is possible, and can be hugely successful. In this talk, Laïla will focus on the habits, tools and design processes that have helped her distributed team find the right balance between flexibility and productivity. Her insights are based on years of research in remote design thinking and Hanno's own experience working remotely with clients like Uber and Lenovo. The best practices she’ll share will be a great kickstart for teams looking to run remote design sprints or confidently transition to working remotely.
Laïla von Alvensleben is a designer at Hanno, a distributed product design team. Her work combines design thinking, user research and testing. She also runs online workshops on UX design, design thinking and remote collaboration to help changemakers around the world work from anywhere.