You might be in a post-sprint slump if:

+ You never reviewed your sprint learnings
+The team went back to business-as-usual 
+You have no idea how you would take your prototype to the next level
+You haven't been able to adopt a test-and-learn approach to decision making

Our Presenters:

Steph Cruchon is a Swiss designer and founder of Design Sprint Ltd, with over 15 years of experience in UX / UI design.  He’s a pioneer of agency Design Sprints in Europe who recently released the “Design Sprint Quarter”, a three-months strategy for transforming promising ideas into viable products. 

Steph has personally run full-week Sprints with more than 50 companies across various industries (Swiss Re, Autodesk, Swissquote bank, l’Oréal, Climeworks, Kudelski, and others) to conceive and fast prototype their services, strategies and products. 

Douglas is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control.

Prior to Voltage Control,  Douglas held CTO positions at numerous Austin startups where he led product and engineering teams using agile, lean, and human-centered design principles. While CTO at Twyla, Douglas worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now brings this experience and process to companies everywhere. Douglas recently published his first book Beyond the Prototype, which offers expert advice for people shifting from discovery projects to realization and launch.

About Voltage Control

Voltage Control is an innovation workshop agency founded by Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience. With his unique combination of  expertise in technology, product strategy, and design thinking, Douglas offers trusted guidance to companies who want to jumpstart their product or project with an impactful innovation workshop. Based in Austin, Voltage Control designs and leads custom innovation workshops and Design Sprints, as developed by Google Ventures. 

Beyond the Prototype 

A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes

By Douglas Ferguson

Have you ever struggled to move a key innovation project forward at work? Based on his experiences running Design Sprints for top companies, Douglas Ferguson wrote Beyond the Prototype to offer practical advice for people shifting from discovery to realization. Full of stories from companies like Google, Liberty Mutual, and Adobe, this guide outlines six steps that every team should take to launch their vision. 

Available Now!

About Voltage Control

Voltage Control is an innovation workshop agency founded by Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience. With his unique combination of  expertise in technology, product strategy, and design thinking, Douglas offers trusted guidance to companies who want to jumpstart their product or project with an impactful innovation workshop. Based in Austin, Voltage Control designs and leads custom innovation workshops and Design Sprints, as developed by Google Ventures. 

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