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We’ve helped many teams and clients all around the world. Here’s what they have to say…
Martin Backes and his team are undoubtedly skilled and qualified innovation practitioners who know what they are talking about. They gave us a great foundation in facilitation techniques and Design Sprint methodology. The quality of their teaching and facilitation and the attention to detail in the way they present their approach set them apart. There is no doubt the methodology works and it’s impressive that we could do it all remotely without a hitch. We would definitely recommend their service to everyone who wants to change their way of working and foster team collaboration with innovative ways of problem-solving, decision-making, all while de-risking strategic projects.
We hired him to direct and consult us in our vision of becoming a worldwide-leading audio product. He used some custom-made Sprints to effectively align the Blinkist stakeholder team on the company’s brand and supported us in the process of becoming an audio-first company. The workshops were highly engaging and super productive. I was impressed by the amount of output we generated as a group, what would have taken months, took days. The Sprints gave our project the right boost to then go ahead and execute, bringing it to market only a few months later! In the end, we were even awarded the German Design Award for this project.
I am happy to recommend Martin for his excellent work as a UX & Usability teacher, trainer, and workshop facilitator at XDi. Martin has a talent for explaining complex concepts in a clear and simple way, making it easy for students to understand. He is also skilled at tailoring learning programs to meet the unique needs of his students, providing actionable and practical takeaways for immediate application. I highly recommend Martin for any training, or workshop facilitation role. He is an exceptional educator and a valuable asset to any organization.
Martin is an exceptional UX & UI Design mentor, teacher, and workshop facilitator. He has a remarkable talent for engaging and motivating his students while equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. As a creative and dynamic instructor, Martin is constantly seeking new ways to make learning fun and engaging. His passion for teaching and his commitment to helping his students reach their goals is unparalleled. He is a great asset to StartSteps, and I highly recommend him.
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