How to Run Research Sprints

How to run Research Sprints online course
Date: 
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 18:30 to Monday, April 26, 2021 - 20:30

Don't let your assumptions lead the way. It is better to know. User research practices can help you answer some of the most important questions about your new or existing product or service. And yes, it can be quite fast especially when it takes the form of research sprints. As an analog practice to design sprints, research sprints can help product teams to test assumptions and hypotheses with real people while reducing the risks of launching a product that customers don’t value or understand.

We offer an online course on running your own research sprints that will help you to answer tough questions and create better products or services. The course will take place over 3 weeks and will be conducted as a hands-on workshop with templates, group-based exercises & activities that can be directly applied to your own projects. Seats are limited to 12 people.

Please note: If you have additional questions specific to a particular project you're working on,  you can request a one-on-one consulting session after the completion of this course.

In this workshop you will learn 
  • To turn assumptions regarding your product into good research questions
  • To create research plans
  • Τo properly select the right participants for your research sprints
  • To develop recruiting screeners and interview guides
  • Τo apply best practices for good user interviews
  • To integrate user interviews with a task-based evaluation of products
  • Some easy techniques to analyze & report findings from interviews 
  • Tips regarding the tools and infrastructure
Who will benefit 
  • Product managers / Product owners
  • Product designers / Service designers
  • Junior UX researchers
  • Entrepreneurs and Startuppers 
Agenda 
Day 1 - April 12 (18.30 - 20.30 EET)
  • Research sprints as a process
  • From assumptions to research questions & research plans
  • Recruiting the right participants for your research sprints
  • Develop your own research plan and screener
Day 2 - April 19 (18.30 - 20.30 EET)
  • Interviewing users: Tips and best practices
  • Develop interview guides
  • Practice an interview   
Day 3 - April 26 (18.30 - 20.30 EET)
  • Techniques to analyze & report findings from interviews 
  • Tools and infrastructure
  • Q and A
Trainer 
Dr. Panagiotis Zaharias

Dr. Panagiotis Zaharias

Founder | Lead UX Researcher

Panagiotis started his career as an academic UX researcher pursuing a Ph.D. in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. He worked in several European research projects and after the successful completion of the Ph.D. degree, he started teaching in Universities in Greece and Cyprus. In parallel, he started to provide consulting services on UX Research & Design as a freelancer working with several companies and startups. He is a published author (70+ scientific papers and book chapters) and he has given talks and taught workshops on UX topics at academic & industry conferences around the world. He is also the organizer of the largest UX community in Greece, the so-called Athens UX Community.

Vasileios Kalyvis

Vasileios Kalyvis

Social Scientist

Vasilis has been working in the private retail-banking industry since 2007. In 2018 he gained a Ph.D. in the field of the sociology of telehealth. He has a strong research interest in computer-mediated-communication (CMC) and human-computer interaction theories and patient-physician communication via ICTs. He is a social scientist specialized in qualitative research, aiming to transfer key knowledge and skills from the academic world to the real business world. During the last couple of years, he has successfully completed training on UX Research (including courses from the Norman Nielsen Group, Interaction Design Foundation, and theUXProdigy).

Fees Include 
  • Course materials, slide deck & resources 
  • Certification of attendance