Using improv in design sprints to build more creative and collaborative teams

Earlier this month, I led a workshop on using improv games in design sprints¬†at the third annual SprintCon at the Google campus in Boulder, CO. SprintCon is a delightfully small and smart gathering that brings together leaders and practitioners from…

Why bad ideas lead to good ideas: using “reverse thinking” in a design sprint

Cans of spray paint next to the artworks. Glitter bombs in the galleries. Pony rides in the lobby. Free skateboards available at the Information Desk. These were just a handful of the intentionally bad ideas that a team at the…