One of my goals this year was to run independent UX workshops for beginners. I’ve managed to run two successfully at the Royal Festival Hall which I’m happy about. Looking forward to more.
So what’s the point?
1. Those new to User Experience learn the basics and how to apply it in their work/life
2. I learn about other perspectives, how to workshop effectively and apply UX to the workshop experience.
3. It’s always nice to work with people 😉 and I give them Hot Tamales! (introduced by a client at a workshop and I haven’t looked back since)
A Typical Session
1. Introductions, we share our stories/journeys to tech/digital or to the workshop!
2. Brief background on UX
3. Workshop (pens, paper, sweets! provided by me, just come with your ideas, a problem you’d like to solve or something to delight people. Ideation & guerilla research )
4. Learnings, Conclusions and finish
5. Conversations and goodbyes
What do I teach
3. The proper use of tools like sketching, wireframing etc
Big shout-out to everyone that has participated, thanks so much!
“UX is about setting a goal, listening and ‘playing’ with those you are designing for”
Useful Links for further research/reading on UX
- Book – Victor Papanek – Design for the Real World
- Becoming a UX Designer
- User Experience is…
- To fix UX, fix Everything
- UX Crash Course
- Planning UX project
- Basic UI considerations
- 5 Books for the beginner
- UX Career Advice
- The UX designer
- UX Job resources
- Design Principles from GDS
- Web Accessibility Evaluation tools
- Which research method to use
In the future
Check back soon and I will be dropping nuggets on how to run your own UX Workshop effectively. It will cover location, materials, and how to find participants. For now read > Effective workshoping