Week 3 – Joining design sprints

foundations of user experience (ux) design coursera answers week 3

1. Identify questions you should ask during a design sprint retrospective. Select all that apply.

  • What went well?
  • What’s in the next sprint?
  • What can be improved?
  • What are my duties?

2. How do design sprint retrospectives help a team address areas for improvement?

  • Retrospectives provide the opportunity to retry a design sprint and start tasks from scratch.
  • Retrospectives identify the most efficient team members and assign them management roles.
  • Retrospectives pinpoint the team members who did not sufficiently complete their tasks.
  • Retrospectives ensure the team has sufficient resources and tools to do better next time.

3. Which is the first step in a design sprint?

  • Ideate
  • Test
  • Delegate
  • Understand 

4. A design sprint is important because:

  • Design sprints allow stakeholders to tell you their needs so that you can design solutions for them.
  • Design sprints are an effective, time-saving method that focuses on users to define the solution to a problem.
  • Design sprints allow you to determine what worked well and what went wrong during a sprint cycle.

5. What’s the best way to plan a design sprint?

  • Review or engage in user research, talk with experts, find a common space, create the necessary pace in order to meet our goals in the most efficient way possible.
  • Listen to stakeholders and look at competitors, to avoid mistakes and build a better product.
  • Set who will work on what and when are the key goals of sprint planning. Only by knowing what we are doing and when it is due, can we be successful.

6. In the fourth phase of a design sprint, what task would an entry-level UX designer typically perform?

  • Confirm the design challenge
  • Develop design ideas
  • Test the prototype
  • Create a prototype

7. In the Understand phase of a design sprint, designers get a clear picture of the design challenge. What phase would come next?

  • Ideate
  • Test
  • Prototype
  • Decide

8. Can design sprints help teams validate ideas and solve critical design challenges?

  • Yes. In design sprints teams can validate ideas, and solve design challenges, through prototyping and testing ideas with customers.
  • No. In design sprints teams can either solve critical design challenges or validate ideas, but not both.
  • Sometimes. In design sprints teams can test and iterate on existing design solutions, but may not have enough time to solve immediate design challenges.

9. In this step of planning a design sprint, you create icebreakers relevant to the sprint to motivate your team, put them in the right mindset, and help them get comfortable with each other.

  • Gather supplies
  • Call in the experts
  • Plan introductions
  • Establish sprint rules

10. What should be included in a design sprint brief? Select all that apply.

  • Design sprint challenge
  • Resources
  • Team introductions
  • Project overview

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11. Fill in the blank: In a design sprint retrospective, the team works together to review and critique what happened in the sprint _____.

  • the team is currently completing
  • the team will complete at project end
  • the team just finished
  • the team is about to start

12. A designer has a design challenge they would like to solve as quickly as possible. What process might be helpful to quickly solve this problem?

  • Design ideation
  • Ideation and testing
  • Design sprint
  • Exploration and prototyping

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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