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9 Best Articles on Design Sprints

The most useful articles on design sprints from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Design Sprints Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on design sprints by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. Designing the Smallest Possible Thing
  2. User Research is Overrated
  3. How LEGO Run Design Sprints at Scale
  4. The Dangers of Remote Design Sprints (and the Framework That Makes Them Exceptional)
  5. Design Sprints Are Snake Oil

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We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Design Sprints, including:

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GV

Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV supports innovative founders moving the world forward.

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UX Collective

Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design. By @fabriciot and @caioab.

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Mind the Product

Product Management community that blogs at http://MindTheProduct.com, meets at http://ProductTank.com, and conferences at http://mtpcon.com #mtpcon

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Muzli

Muzli by InVision is a Chrome extension that provides quick access to all that’s hot and simply awesome in the #Inspiration #design & #tech #web #ux #ui scene.

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