The Boot Camp

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Hubert H Humphrey Building in Washington, DC

Room 800 (“PH” in the elevator)

Jan 30-Feb 1, 2016 = Boot Camp

This is the official kick-off for the Ignite Accelerator. The Boot Camp is not a training. It is a Design Sprint. If we do this right, you’ll make more meaningful progress on your effort in 3 days than a typical group would in 3 weeks.

Key Items:

  • Occurs from 9 to 5:30 each day.
  • It’s a combination of lectures, breakout sessions, work time, and pitching.
  • Maximum of 5 people per project may join for the 3 days.
  • Travelers! Your POC is You should have everything you need and should work with her on your followup questions. For urgent issues, contact
  • Items to bring: Note taking items. Laptop.
  • Items we’ll have available: Canvas paper, sticky notes, markers, prototyping materials.
  • Wifi is available: “HHS-Visitor” (no password required)

Presentations / Slides from the Boot Camp:

Day 1

Overview & UMD Team Intro

Intro to Design Thinking


Understanding Customer Segments and Value Propositions

Customer-Value Props

Day 2

Customer Discovery

Mapping Experiences

Day 3

Interview Synthesis

Customer Discovery Summary