Updated November 2019
The following posts cover important takeaways and lessons to keep in mind when planning your own UX workshops.
Running a workshop requires a mix of skills. Beyond that, the most important part of running a workshop is planning a workshop.
We’re all familiar with bad workshops: hours—or days—of unstructured discussion that ends with no clear outcome. Good workshops, however, are the perfect way to kick off a project, conduct discovery, and collaborate with coworkers. In this seminar, Austin gives a three-part, surefire formula for effective, productive, and winning workshops: frame, facilitate, and finish. (Grab the slides from this presentation at Big Design.)
Make it easy for participants to attend and pay attention, and you'll get more out of your workshops.
Scheduling workshops becomes a whole lot more tricky when you're working across timezones. Here's some tips for getting everyone together.