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The Magic of Project Resolution in a Short Period of Time: Design Sprint Applied in Higher Education

Gastón Sanglier, Carmen B. Martínez Cepa, Inés Serrano Fernández, Aurora Hernández González, Juan Carlos Zuíl Escobar
Modern Applied Science , Volume 15; doi:10.5539/mas.v15n2p45

Abstract: The research conducted in this study was applied to multidisciplinary groups of Higher Education belonging to different degrees using the methodology proposed by the Design Sprint (DS) tool for the achievement of different challenges/objectives in a very short time. The methodology used is an adaptation of the one proposed by the DS, carried out in five non-consecutive stages/sessions focused on students of the first two years of different degrees of the CEU San Pablo University. The students, in general, have valued very positively the collaborative work in small groups, the time management and the administration of work under stress. The abandonment of the different challenges was set at 32%. A high level of commitment has been appreciated among the students to reach the proposed challenges, however, the work of the mentors as guides, becomes essential in the first courses of the different degrees in a general way. The application of the SD methodology provides students with an increase in their performance, in their ability to work in teams and to adapt in the best possible way to the demands of a society that is increasingly demanding new technologies. Students have increased their ability to reflect, transform and innovate in the different objectives/challenges/projects demanded by the new circumstances and social strategies. The support of good mentors, critics and specialists in the different areas to be addressed is necessary to offer students a better learning experience.
Keywords: stress / students / mentors / adapt / Design Sprint / Higher Education / different degrees / demanding new

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