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Getting to know Jenna Bantjes

Weaving together lessons we’ve learned from our hobbies and passions to improve our work creates a special kind of talent. We become more authentic as we close the gap between who we are at work and who we are outside of work.…

Design Sprint Shorts: episode 2 – Ecosystem Mapping

There are over 40 different exercises one can use as part of a Design Sprint, but they are not always applicable in every situation. While there are similarities, each sprint tackles a different problem, often with a different team. This week’s Design…

Getting to know Jayne Hetherington

Weaving together lessons we’ve learned from our hobbies and passions to improve our work creates a special kind of happiness. We become more authentic as we close the gap between who we are at work and who we are outside of work.…

Origins of the Fresh Tilled Soil name

“So, Fresh Tilled Soil? Is that a landscaping company?” “You deliver mulch too?” “Interesting name, what’s that all about?” For over twelve years we’ve heard versions of these questions. Sometimes in jest, sometimes dead serious. That confusion is not something that will…

Decision tree: Is a Design Sprint right for you?

Design Sprints have exploded in popularity over the past few years with product managers looking to shake up their normal Agile sprints or wanting to experiment with something new. We understand that trying a new process (or really trying anything new) is…

Announcing Design Sprint Shorts – A Video Series

Today we are announcing a new, weekly video series called “Design Sprint Shorts.” As the name implies, these are short video vignettes that walk you through some of the useful exercises from our Design Sprint process. There are over 40 different exercises one…

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