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Jake and Jonathan

150 EpisodesProduced by Jake Knapp & Jonathan CourtneyWebsite

Jake and Jonathan (formally Product Breakfast Club) is a behind the scenes look at how some of the best companies in the world design their products. Jake Knapp, NY Times best-selling author of "Sprint", has helped companies like Slack, Nest and 23andMe build successful products. Jonathan Courtney, … read more


55: Design Sprints DON’T WORK! (not clickbait)

Jake & Jonathan finally reveal that the Design Sprint has been one gigantic SCAM! It’s crazy how the book sold so much and how much money Jonathan has been able to get from selling it to clients! Also in today’s episode:

Design sprints aren’t for every problem. They won’t help you with your constipation. 💩

People fun. Baby’s not here. Secret videos. Still stuck in a bucket? Red Dead. Tees. Happy podbirthday? 🎉

Jake & Jonathan discuss articles that ATTACK the design sprint. (All linked below) 


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Article 1: Design Sprints Are Snake Oil — Mule Design Studio 🐍

Article 2: When a design sprint isn’t the answer — InVision

Article 3: Why I am breaking up with design sprints 💔

RobTim, and Fedor 👨🏻‍🎨

Why Do Design Thinking Projects Fail? Innovation Advice—YouTube 👎

User Research is Overrated—Jonathan Courtney—Muzli 😱

AJ&Smart on YouTube 💋

Buy Sprint! 📘

Buy Make Time! 📗

Check out, nay, GO BUY the AJ&Smart + Jake Knapp Official Design Sprint 👀

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