31 March - 1 April 2016

Saïd Business School, Oxford, UK

Killer Workshops

Darci Dutcher LexisNexis

Session type: Workshop
Session duration: 90 minutes

About this Workshop

User Experience professionals are increasingly expected to run workshops with customers, end users, team members, stakeholders and executives. This is not always a skill that comes easily, nor are many people given much support or training before being thrown into what can be a high pressure situation.

This tutorial will cover tips and tricks I've learned in 15 years of facilitating workshops in a variety of countries, industries and situations. The exact content of the workshop will be selected by the participants, in "choose your own adventure" style.

Topics include

  • how to spend the 10 minutes before the workshop begins
  • how to get everyone to participate and how to get some people to stop talking!
  • room set up for different outcomes
  • choosing the right workshop format
  • post-it note party tricks!
  • etc

About the Speaker

Darci is a user experience designer and agile consultant with a background in cognitive psychology and technology.

Her first job was designing aeroplane cockpits and she has also done UX work in industries including healthcare, travel, finance, publishing, not-for-profit, compliance and technology.

In addition to focusing on solutions that are delightful and easy to use, encouraging collaboration is one of the goals that Darci has wherever she goes.


Session Types

Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.

Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.


Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.


An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.

Lightning Talks

Short talks (max 10 minutes) on almost any topic.


The information for this talk hasn't yet been confirmed.