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 hands-on experience on how to construct their own activities for use in their daily work. Working in small teams, workshop attendees can play with and construct participatory design activities for different types of projects and audiences, as well as gain best practices for facilitating, observing, and analyzing data gathered from participatory activities.
This slide deck is from a workshop that David Sherwin and Erin Muntzert facilitated at UX Week 2013, on behalf of frog.