The first step to ThoughtBot's Design Sprint is getting some general information from the client. There are a couple forms to capture this information. Below is my attempt at filling in one of the worksheets. I mainly want a blog to do a few things:
- Communicate who I am
- Demonstrate my proficiency with Rails
- Share my ideas with other devs
So, I'll be hiring myself to make my blog site!
Dear Myself, Thank you for choosing ~~thoughtbot~~ Jason's Development Company, inc. to help you develop your product! We are excited to work with you and your team to help your business successfully grow. In order to achieve this goal, we are kicking off the project with the 5-day Product Design Sprint, a process advertised by Google Ventures, to better understand how we can work together to create a successful product. Before we start the design sprint, it is important to gather important research materials to save us time during the week. Please come prepared with the relevant information below! ~~Please identify five (5) users we can test at 30-minute-intervals during Day 5: Validation.~~ > eh, maybe next time. I'm not doing this for my blog Please identify at least three (3) websites that are competitors/similar to your idea. * http://www.dontfeartheinternet.com * http://www.2ality.com * https://code-cartoons.com/ Please conduct at least three(3) customer interviews. * Who are the customers? Mostly, this is for me to write down and document things I'm learning. It would be cool to connect with others though and see if they could benefit from my writing/content. What are their stories? User want's a nice looking site to record his thoughts and share them with the world. How do they feel about the stated problem? I'm excited about the possibility, but also trying to temper my perfectionism to just get things done this round. Thank you for preparing these materials. If you can, please send these materials prior to the design sprint to the designers. We look forward to working with you on (anytime)! Best, Me
You can find this worksheet here: