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WIAD16 Richmond - Improvised IA

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Shared at the Richmond, VA WIAD16 event, an exploration of improv practices as a technique for UX and IA practices.

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WIAD16 Richmond - Improvised IA

  1. 1. 1 Improvised IA How Improv Allows Everyone to Craft Products World IA Day 2016, Richmond David Farkas @dafark8 #ImprovIA February 2016
  2. 2. 2 WARM UP THE BALL TOSS
  3. 3. 3 Target Practice
  4. 4. 4 INTRO TO IMPROV WHAT IS THIS ANYWAYS?
  5. 5. 5 What is Improv? (A Brief History)
  6. 6. 6 Improv and UX
  7. 7. 7 Rules of Improv
  8. 8. 8 Rule 1 – Everything is True
  9. 9. 9 Rule 2 – Stop Trying to Make Funny Happen
  10. 10. 10 Rule 3 – Failure is OK
  11. 11. 11 Rule 4 – Listen to the Scene
  12. 12. 12 Rule 5 – Support Your Players
  13. 13. 13 Rule 6 – Location, Location, Location
  14. 14. 14 Rule 7 – Raise the Stakes
  15. 15. 15 Rule 8 – Yield to the Strongest Offer
  16. 16. 16 Rule 9 – You are NOT the Star
  17. 17. 17 Rule 10 – Remember Everything
  18. 18. 18 Improv ≠ Unprepared
  19. 19. 19 Preparation ≠ Planned
  20. 20. 20 Audience Participation
  21. 21. 21 QUESTIONS (THE GAME) HANDS ON
  22. 22. 22 QUESTIONS (THE GAME)
  23. 23. 23 IMPROV AND IA WHY DOES THIS EVEN MATTER?
  24. 24. 24 IMPROV IN SALES
  25. 25. 25 Improv as Icebreaker
  26. 26. 26 RFP – Requirement Gathering
  27. 27. 27 Sales Presentations
  28. 28. 28 IMPROV IN PRESENTATIONS
  29. 29. 29 We Already Perform
  30. 30. 30 Communicate Findings
  31. 31. 31 Presenting Concepts
  32. 32. 32 IMPROV IN IDEA GENERATION
  33. 33. 33 Affinity Diagramming
  34. 34. 34 Taxonomy & Structure
  35. 35. 35 Participatory Design
  36. 36. 36 Whiteboarding/Brainstorming
  37. 37. 37 IMPROV IN PRODUCT VALIDATION
  38. 38. 38 Technical Issues
  39. 39. 39 Participant Variables
  40. 40. 40 Secret – Don’t Call it Improv!
  41. 41. 41 BODYSTORMING HANDS ON
  42. 42. 42 BODYSTORMING
  43. 43. 43 Resources No Parking Players www.noparkingplayers.ofpgh.org/?page=1 Rules of Improv Encyclopedia (Rules & Games) improvencyclopedia.org/references/Rules_of_Improv.html improvencyclopedia.org/games Gamestorming (Improv For Us) gamestorming.com
  44. 44. 44 Personal Favorites • Bodystorming & Only Questions (performed today) • Yes Lets • Speed “Dating” (Sketching) • Thunderdome Collaboration • Murder Mystery • Metaphors • Foreign Movie
  45. 45. 45 QUESTIONS THE Q&A TYPE

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