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Lunchtime Learning : Solve BIG Problems & Test New Ideas : The Design Spirit Process

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The Design Sprint is a process that replaces abstract conversation and guesswork with real, constant progress. For creating new products, or improving existing ones, potentially months of tangled work is condensed and distilled into a series of problem-solving exercises.


  • The Design Sprint methodology

  • What the Design Sprint is used for

  • A case study of the Design Sprint in action

  • What outcomes you get out of a Design Sprint


  • Product managers

  • Engineers

  • Developers

  • Marketers

  • Startup founders

  • Executives at large companies

  • Team leaders, managers and members

Red Lemonade is a digital product strategy and design agency, based in Kilkenny, with over 15 years of experience.

More about John:

John Cleere is a digital product strategist and designer.

With over 20 years experience and 15 years at Red Lemonade. His main priorities are to foster relationships with companies and organisations to show them how design can add real quantifiable value to build relevant digital products, train their teams and solve business problems. The goal is to deliver an offering that allows them to innovate faster and more efficiently, using design as a strategy. As a solution, John has been providing Sprints, a process of starting with a problem and producing a testable prototype/demo with user feedback in just four days.

"Today’s requirement for product development is speed to market, a process of incremental steps and testing rather than a long, arduous build and launch and crossing fingers for good market feedback. Clients now expect us to create design solutions with more immediate feedback. This challenge pushes us towards finding processes for repeatable iteration cycles to give clients the competitive edge for today’s rapid, disruptive, digital environment. Not only that but we have to find a delivery process that will work across the spectrum of our client requirements, be they digital or physical."

It’s been an exciting couple of years at Red Lemonade with many highlights, taking on the role of South East Regional Advisor for TechIreland, co-organising the first Google TechStars Startup Weekend in Kilkenny and as the founder of Tech Thursday Kilkenny (#TechThursdayKK) curating monthly meet-up of up to 200 people.

#TechThursdayKK aims to encourage a change in Kilkenny business culture from being a service-centric city to embracing new tech industries and opportunities for a highly skilled workforce and utilising design as a strategy of course!