Design Sprint Training
We teach Design Sprints—a proven, repeatable, hands-on way to validate your new or improved product or service idea in weeks, not months. Avoid big investments in untested ideas your customers may not want. Use Design Sprints to learn what customers think about your new or improved product or service in just a week.
“This bootcamp addressed the need for promoting inventiveness and to provide entrepreneurship training for tech and industrial design students. Jeremy, Eric and Emil delivered incredible results working with a group of undergraduate students, and in barely a week of training, the students learned how to provide solutions through marketable products using technology and innovation.
They also learned how to successfully present and finance their projects through crowdfunding. This perfectly exemplifies what I perceive as the goal of the YLAI exchange program: To promote mutual understanding through education, and to promote economic prosperity through entrepreneurship.”
—Lidia Valdez, Alumni Coordinator, U.S. Embassy in Santo Dominago
“Eric! It really was a pleasure to know you and learn all what I learned from you. It's a knowledge that I will always be grateful for and I hope to share with you in other moments. Thank you very much for everything!
—Rafael Enrique Polanco Martínez, INTEC University Student
Case Study: Design Sprint Training in the DR
Wily partnered with Jeremy Losaw of Enventys Partners and Emil Rodriguez of Xolutronic to facilitate a five day Design Sprint Bootcamp with INTEC University engineering and industrial design students in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
In one week, students learned how to frame a real world challenge into an opportunity, generate ideas, prototype their best ideas, and get feedback from their target audience. We also brought in subject matter experts to share their knowledge and field questions the students had about their challenge.
While the challenge was arbitrary (how to make it easier to own and maintain household plants), the prototypes, live tests, final presentations, and (most importantly) the learning was real.
Funding for the bootcamp was provided by the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), a Professional Fellows Program within the U.S. State Department.
We have international experience designing and facilitating client and training workshops in Sub-Saharan Africa (Accra, Ghana), Southeast Asia (Bangkok, Thailand), Latin America (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), as well as the U.S. (several major cities) and Canada (Toronto).
Eric Gorman, Owner + Designer, Wily
Eric Gorman leads Wily, a design agency that runs strategy and design sprints, and trains people how to run their own.
Eric has led design sprints and training workshops for Fortune 100 firms, social enterprises, and federal and city government teams in the U.S. and abroad, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Canada. He has run three weeklong workshops with USAID.
He has also taught at Wake Forest University’s Design Thinking Certificate Program and holds a B.A. in political science and M.S.P. in urban planning from Florida State University.
Jeremy Losaw, Dir. of Engineering, Enventys Partners
Jeremy Losaw leads a team of designers and engineers to develop consumer products from napkin sketch to production. He also teaches an IoT course through Tech Talent South.
He is a former Engineer for Robby Gordon Motorsports NASCAR team, and designed the first NASCAR driving simulator for TRD.
Jeremy has 6 issued patents, is a writer for Inventors Digest Magazine, and holds a M.S.M.E. from Clemson, and a B.S.M.E. from Union College (NY).
Emil Rodriguez, Cofounder + CEO, Xolutronic
Emil Rodriguez is Cofounder and CEO of Xolutronic, a company based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic that specializes in electronic product design and development.
Emil is the creator of the Passfort that raised $107,000 on Kickstarter, is a 2016 YLAI Fellow, and holds a B.E. from Universidad APEC.
Emil is fluent in both Spanish and English.
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