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Tuesday, August 7 • 09:00 - 10:15
Collaborative Prototyping with Design Studio (Jeremy Kriegel) Popular

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“Good ideas come from everywhere. It's more important to recognize a good idea than to author it.” ― Jeanne Gang
You are surrounded by smart people, but are you really getting the most from that brilliance when it comes to creative ways to solve problems in your products?
At the end of this short exercise, you will have generated lots of ideas from every member of your team, rapidly iterated on them, and created a shared understanding around different aspects of the problem you are solving. Better yet, it requires minimal facilitation skill and prep. This enables agile and lean teams to work faster together by generating ideas from everyone on the team, and collaboratively iterating on them.
I have used this technique to help teams increase their understanding of the problem, visualize the needs they were requesting, quickly experiment with new ideas, and provide detailed input to the design process. It is amazing what comes out. Gaps in understanding, which were assumed to be shared, are revealed and explored. Ideas form that were never mentioned in earlier conversations, but turn out to be critical to the product. Often, the sketch (or a photo of it) acts as the deliverable for simple problems, eliminating the need for more formal wireframes. Because the whole team participated, the documentation needs are drastically reduced.
This interactive workshop will give you a brief overview of the Design Studio tool and then guide you through an immersive and collaborative experience on how it works. By the end, you will be able to speak about the benefits of the technique as well as run it with your own teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the value & mechanics of a design studio workshop
  • Hands-on experience with at least 2 rounds of collaborative sketching & feedback
  • See how ideas evolve from one session to the next as feedback is incorporated into the next round's sketches
  • Stories of how other disciplines, from developer to executive, have embraced this technique
  • The confidence to experiment with this exercise with your current team

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Jeremy Kriegel

UX Director, Audible
Jeremy Kriegel has been designing great user experiences (UX) for 20+ years. Just as we need to understand the needs and context of users to craft a design solution, Jeremy believes that success also requires us to look at the business context to craft an appropriate design process... Read More →

Tuesday August 7, 2018 09:00 - 10:15 PDT