Dive into Design Sprints

A 1 day, hands-on Design Sprint Masterclass

English spoken

Date :       
Price :       
Wednesday 26 September 2018 | 09.00-17.30
Spring House Amsterdam
Early Bird           € 595 SOLD OUT!
Regular              € 645 (incl. 21% VAT)
NIMA-members € 595,- (incl. 21% VAT)
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Who should attend?

Product managers and leaders of design teams



Startup founders and executives at large companies


Designers, engineers, insights professionals and marketers

Anyone interested in building digital products, faster



Key takeaways


How to lead a sprint, define and prioritize challenges, and choose the best starting point


How to understand customers’ needs and map their journeys, and how to sketch innovative solutions in no time and

make critical decisions fast


How to spark ideas and answer crucial product questions within extreme time constraints


How to motivate your team members and get the most out of their combined expertise



John Vetan
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John Vetan spent six years chartering the evolution of New Haircut’s design thinking process. Currently, as founder and strategist at the Design Sprint Academy, John is helping organizations around the world use and adopt design sprints as an effective way to innovate.

Markus Leineweber
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Awarded Insights professional of 2017 by MOA. 

Markus is the co-founder of Perspective, a leading research company that stands for Human Centered Design. His aim: to help companies discover and develop innovative solutions.


Registration opens and coffee is ready!
Facilitator introduction and the workshop begins 
Break for lunch and mingling
Workshop concludes
17.30 - 19.30
Design & Drinks networking meetup
Lunch by Choux, snacks & drinks included
Spring House | Home for radical innovators
De Ruijterkade 128
1011 AC Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 210 3132
Parking spaces @ Park Centrum Oosterdok (€ 20,- per day). Get your directions here.

8 min. walk from Amsterdam Central Station, find your walking route here.


This event is a collaboration by Design Sprint Academy and Perspective.

Perspective is a human centered design company that helps clients discover new ideas and develop innovative concepts. Starting with the point of view of the end user, Perspective translates ideas and concepts into concrete solutions that can be implemented quickly. From Design Thinking to Design Doing.

Perspective shares their advanced knowledge and methods with others. During projects, in-house trainings and public events. 


The Design Sprint Academy teaches and trains globally from Berlin to NYC, Chicago, Amsterdam, Oslo, Helsinki. Design Sprint Academy travels the world to teach product people all the tools and techniques for preparing and running successful design sprints.


The content incorporates the experience Design Sprint Academy's facilitators have got from running 100+ design sprints and workshops.



What does a Design Sprint look like?

A Design Sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. The Design Sprint Method has been developed by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz (all former GV-developers) and is nowadays being used by companies in all industries.

What is the difference between a sprint, agile and lean?

Agile and Lean are philosophies originally founded to improve productivity in software development. They have in common that they are time-focused, iterative and a step-by-step method to build a product. A sprint is a tool or practical way to apply those philosophies. A Design Sprint can be used for any pressing business question and not particularly as software development.

Will I be able to facilitate a Design Sprint after this event?

Well, you might become close! Although it is not the main goal of this event to fully prepare you to facilitate a Design Sprint, you will get deep insights into the ins and outs of Design Sprints. These insights will definitely help and even be necessary when facilitating a Design Sprint. At the end of the day you can share these insights after receiving the Design-Sprinter Certificate during some well-deserved drinks.

How can I prepare for the event?

Enough information will be shared during the event to fully comprehend the concept of a Design Sprint without any prior knowledge. If you have time, we advise you to read the book "Sprint: A practical guide to answering critical business questions" by Jake Knapp. During the Dive into Design Sprints-Event, you will experience and learn how to translate the reading material into practice.

To whom should I turn with questions or comments?

If you have any questions, comments, tips or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will gladly help you with any question. You can send an email to info@perspective-research.nl, give us a call at +31(0)20-7774071 or stop by our office at Sarphatistraat 634, 1018 AV Amsterdam.