Running research sprints to create better products

Course on Research sprints
10.00 - 14.00
Impact Hub Athens
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 00:00

Don’t try to predict the future: User research practices can help you answer some of the most important questions about your new or existing product / service. And yes, it can be quite fast especially when it takes the form of research sprints. As an analogue 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.

theUXProdigy offers a hands-on crash course on running your own research sprints that will help you to answer tough questions and create better products.  

In this workshop you will learn 
  • To turn questions & assumptions regarding your product into good research questions
  • Τo properly select the right participants for your research sprints
  • To develop recruiting screeners and interview guides
  • Τo apply best practices for good interviews
  • To integrate user interviews with task-based evaluation of products
  • Methods to analyze & report findings from interviews 
  • Tips regarding the tools and infrastructure
Who will benefit 
  • Startup founders / entrepreneurs
  • Product owners / Product managers
  • UX and product designers
  • Software developers   
Introduction – Goals & objectives of the course
Running a research sprint – the process
Recruit the right participants
Prepare and schedule for interviews
Conduct interviews and task-based evaluation of products
Analyze and report findings
Some tools to help you and basic infrastructure 
Closing & next steps
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 on several European research projects and after the successful completion of the Ph.D. degree, he started teaching at 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 first UX community in Greece, the so-called Athens UX Community. Recently he co-founded "The Scaffolders", an e-learning content design company.

Fees Include 
  • Copies of slides, notes and resources

  • Certification of attendance

  • Coffee, tea, cakes & cookies