Running killer workshops (without hurting yourself)

A 90 minute Workshop by:

Darci Dutcher


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!

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.


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