VOTE ASSUMPTIONS Stack rank and identify your most critical assumptions Assumption Ranking - 100€ Test PURPOSE 1. Line up your assumptions on the wall 2. Each team member invests their € in whichever assumptions they believe are the most critical 3. Tally the results and rearrange the assumptions from highest value to lowest value. 4. Mark those that received no investments and remove them INSTRUCTIONS
the Test phase Assumption Matching PURPOSE OUTPUT 1. Complete columns for the following topics to the right of the assumptions (top ﬁve) 2. TEST BY - how you will test to determine if the assumption is valid or not 3. VALID IF - criteria that determines if the assumption is valid 4. Match your storyboards to the assumptions by placing them to the left of the assumptions INSTRUCTIONS $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ VOTE ASSUMPTIONS TEST BY VALID IF IDEA - PERSONA description description description description #MIDDLE description description description description #END description description description description #BEGINNING STORYBOARD IDEA - PERSONA description description description description #MIDDLE description description description description #END description description description description #BEGINNING IDEA - PERSONA description description description description #MIDDLE description description description description #END description description description description #BEGINNING
OUTPUT 1. Either on the whiteboard or on large post-its, draw a picture of what your version of a possible solution looks like 2. The goal is that others will understand your solution without too much explanation so don’t shy away from providing detail and context INSTRUCTIONS NOW you get to wireframe. Finally!
The creating team presents their sketch in 60 seconds to the group 2. They place the sketch on the table and then turn around 3. The group then verbalizes why that sketch is TERRIBLE (Negative feedback only) 4. The creating team can only take notes and say “Thank you” 5. After 5 minutes, the dissent should be ﬁnished and the creating team makes a revision INSTRUCTIONS
(15m) ◦ Test by… and Valid if for top TWO assumptions (10m) ◦ Match Storyboards (10m) ◦ Draw a Prototype sketch/schematic for top assumption (15m) Your Next Hour: Converge http://bit.ly/sine-d2 ADD TO BOARDTHING!
On your own, write down questions that relate to your prototype and your critical assumptions 2. Sort and place questions into one of three columns: ◦ PRE-PROTO - to understand testers’ current habits and pain points ◦ ACTIONS - tasks you want the user to attempt to complete ◦ POST-PROTO - to understand testers’ impression and applicability of the prototype 3. As a group, review, group similar, and rewrite questions so there are no more than 3 tasks and 10 questions (total) INSTRUCTIONS PRE- PROTO ACTIONS POST-PROTO
4-8 hours 1. As a group, determine what medium would work best for your prototype ◦ possible options include hyperlinked static digital or physical renderings, comic strip illustrations, sales script, physical model, billboard ad, role playing, etc. 2. Assign 1-2 participants to going heads down on prototype construction INSTRUCTIONS
1. For each interview assign one speaker to conduct the interview 2. All other participants are listeners and should take notes ◦ Do your best to capture direct quotes ◦ Go beyond verbal feedback and note insights regarding behaviors, body language and emotions INSTRUCTIONS 30 minutes per interview QUOTES BEHAVIORS BODY LANGUAGE EMOTIONS
Keep asking “Why?” - don’t settle for vague answers ◦ Let them describe what they see - don’t explain ◦ Embrace awkward silence - let them break before you do ◦ It’s not about you - this is not a promotional opportunity ◦ Be interested, not interesting
PURPOSE OUTPUT 1. After each interview, while the information is still fresh, ask listeners for highlights to each of the questions (rapid ﬁre) 2. Note takeaways in an easy to digest grid 3. Create an extra column to note miscellaneous comments that don’t speciﬁcally relate to a question but are worth capturing INSTRUCTIONS 10 minutes per interview QUESTION 1 TESTER 1 TESTER 2 TESTER 3 QUESTION 2 QUESTION 3 OTHER
Learning PURPOSE OUTPUT INSTRUCTIONS 45 minutes 1. As a group, refer back to your Assumption Matching table and complete columns for the following topics: ◦ WE HEARD - what direct quotes or observations you heard or saw from the prototype interviews ◦ THAT MEANS - what direction does this provide regarding the project? What conclusions can you make from this information? ASSUMPTIONS WE HEARD THAT MEANS
Design Sprint Retro PURPOSE OUTPUT 1. On your own, take a few moments to recall the design sprint, from the beginning of day one, and write down any responses to the following questions: (one per post-it) ◦ What did you LIKE? ◦ What did you LEARN ◦ What SURPRISED you? ◦ What would you CHANGE? 2. Post on wall or share with facilitator as you leave INSTRUCTIONS 10 minutes LEARNED LIKED SURPRISED CHANGE