Mastering the Art of Participatory Design

A session at UX London 2013

Friday 12th April, 2013

2:00pm to 5:30pm (GMT)

Now more than ever, prospective users and clients are being drawn even deeper into our UX design process through the use of participatory design activities. These activities help designers better identify people’s needs, then generate and evaluate a range of design ideas—often in a playful and fun way that helps us rapidly construct and test design hypotheses for products or services.

For many practitioners, however, the use of participatory design activities in a Lean UX world can feel like a black art. This practical workshop will help designers understand what types of participatory design activities they can use in their projects, and get a little hands-on experience on how to construct their own activities for use in their daily work. Working in small teams, workshop attendees will:

  • Play with and construct participatory design activities for different types of projects and audiences
  • Gain best practices for facilitating, observing, and analyzing data gathered from participatory activities
  • Explore what technologies can enable participatory design, from rough digital prototypes to working within unique online venues

Workshop attendees will walk away from this workshop with a set of participatory activities they can immediately start using in their design projects, as well as a holistic understanding of when and how to use participatory methods for maximum impact.

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David Sherwin

Author of Success By Design and Creative Workshop

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UX London 2013

England England, London

10th12th April 2013

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Time 2:00pm5:30pm GMT

Date Fri 12th April 2013

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  • Success By Design
  • Creative Workshop

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