2-Week Research Sprint Masterclass

Learn everything you need to run efficient and powerful 2-Week Research Sprints with confidence.



To make great design possible, you need quality user research. But traditional research takes time, and time is money. That's where the 2-Week Research Sprint comes in.

2-Week Research Sprints are a time and cost-effective way to move your product, service or business strategy forward with confidence (or avoid a costly mistake) and hear what customers are really saying, thinking and doing. Powered by real-life connections and crafted through genuine conversations, 2-Week Research Sprints get you a seat at the table where people are sharing what they really think - on the topics that matter most to them - in a way only people who know each other can.

No labs. No scripts. Just candid conversations that lead to powerful insights.

This course is designed to walk you step-by-step through the Research Sprint process and provide you with all of the tools needed to successfully execute a Research Sprint. Whether you are an entrepreneur with your next big idea, an internal team in any size business, or an agency looking to provide this service to others, the 2-Week Research Sprint is a valuable tool in your research and design toolkit.

Don't spend months doing costly research that just tells you what you already know, or skip research altogether and jump into designing on a hunch without valuable user feedback. With Research Sprints, you can learn what matters most to your customers... in as little as two weeks.


2-Week Research Sprints eliminate the need for moderators, guides, and scripts and use the power of conversation between personal connections. We've designed the course so that everyone, from a seasoned researcher to a product designer to an entrepreneur, can take this course and walk away ready to conduct Research Sprints by following a few simple steps.

1. Pick a question
2. Activate a network
3. Converse with a target audience
4. Listen and read
5. Collectively find the insight


Think of interviews like going to the zoo. Zoos are controlled environments designed to safely see the animals we want to see, on our terms, where they will behave the way we expect them to. Conversations, on the other hand, are like going into the wild. In the wild, we see animals on their turf, where they are unpredictable. Here you can observe how animals interact with their environment when they are not confined.

Research Sprints get you access to conversations that are happening in the wild.


We've packed everything you need to run and sell 2-Week Research Sprints into this course.

By enrolling, you will have unlimited lifetime access to 50 + videos and bonus material walking you step-by-step through our complete process.

You will also get downloadable guides, templates and resources in each module making it easy to go from course to sprint with confidence.

Once enrolled you will also be granted access to a closed community moderated by our team of experts with monthly Q&A sessions and ongoing support.

We've even thrown in bonus material on how to sell as well as "Sprints in Action" where you can get hands on experience by walking through the analysis process with real transcripts and compare your findings to our analysts.

If you have any questions about the 2-Week Research Sprint Masterclass, please email [email protected] and we would be happy to help!

Your Instructor


Motivate Design was founded in 2009 by CEO Mona Patel, whose mission was to build a design-minded team culture with an unrelenting emphasis on delivering excellence through substance, relevance, and beauty. With headquarters in lower Manhattan, Motivate is home to an inspiring team of individuals with expertise in user experience-led qualitative research, interaction/visual design, and staffing. Motivate Design has proudly been featured on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company list three years in a row, ranking in the top 16% privately held businesses.

Who will you learn from?

Mona Patel
Mona is a founder, CEO, UX expert, professor, speaker, author, mother and creator of the 2-Week Research Sprint. She opened Motivate Design as a place for clients to get what they need as opposed to what an agency was trying to sell. Through creative problem solving and fearless leadership, Mona has built a team of UX professionals who understand and deliver beautiful and innovative design solutions. Fun fact: Mona wrote her best-selling book Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate and Think on Siri, recording her frustrations and desire to make design thinking a fundamental foundation in business.

Domenica de Fazio
Domenica is a Senior UX Researcher at Motivate and has been a consumer researcher for 13+ years. While her career started in a corporate environment, she left the limits of working for one company to become a consultant and learn across a multitude of industries. Domenica is also an Adjunct Professor at Parsons School of Design in New York, NY and has a passion for sharing her skill set and teaching entrepreneurs, college students and even her daughter’s Brownie Troop. Fun fact: Domenica was Mona’s first hire at Motivate Design in 2009.

Mary Warren
Mary has a background in design strategy, qualitative and quantitative research, and project management. She has proved to be a powerhouse and influential member of our internal Research Sprint offering, Insider Insight, and has participated in all client engagements including ideation sessions, workshops and Sprints. Her current role as Client Engagement Manager keeps her busy when she’s not at home with her rescue cat, Oliver. Fun fact: Mary once fell off her chair at a Drake concert, a characteristic that feels defining.

Alex Harrison
Alex has a diverse background at creative agencies working in client relations, design strategies and project management. Her skills lead her to Motivate where she has been an asset in multiple facets of the agency as a Project Manager. Alex's skill in optimizing processes has greatly contributed to the success of Insider Insight. Fun fact: Her middle name is Dora which makes her a natural explorer, a skill that comes in handy with 2-Week Research Sprints.

Course Curriculum

  Getting Started
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  Sprints in Action
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. We will be adding and updating content, all of which you will have lifetime access to as well.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
I still have questions. How can I reach you?
Send us an email at [email protected] and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

"The presentation from Mona about her framework for a research sprint was a true mind shift. In terms of thought leadership, I found that to be the most radical presentation I’ve attended in awhile. Kudos!"

- Nicole B, Capital One