Workshop: Andy Budd on Creative Workshop Facilitation (Freiburg, September 16th 2015)

Workshop: Andy Budd on Creative Workshop Facilitation (Freiburg, September 16th 2015)

Love them or loath them, meetings are here to stay. So we need to get better at managing meetings and turn them from a productivity sink to a productivity booster. Enter the creative workshop.


About Andy

User Experience Designer and CEO of Clearleft, Andy Budd is the author of CSS Mastery, curates the dConstruct and UX London conferences and helped set-up The Brighton Digital Festival. Andy created Silverback, a low cost usability testing application for the Mac, and co-founded Fontdeck, a web typography start-up. Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like The Web 2.0 Expo, An Event Apart and SXSW. In May 2010, Wired Magazine named Andy one of the top 100 most influential people in the UK digital sector, much to the pride of his mother and the surprise of everybody else.

By re-positioning yourself as a ‘design facilitator’ rather than a ‘design executer’, you will raise your profile, increase your influence and have a greater affect on product strategy. As such, this is a must-do workshop for any and all user experience practitioners wanting to take their careers to the next level.

Stakeholder workshops are hands-on by nature, so the best way to teach these skills is through active participation. Participants will learn how to plan and moderate stakeholder workshops and how to perform a series of co-design activities or “design games” with stakeholders.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to set up and plan the perfect workshop,
  • The real value of design games and other co-design activities,
  • How to run design games like ‘design the box’, ‘prune the tree’ and ‘what not to do’,
  • Facilitation techniques from the masters,
  • Planning, running and moderating creative workshops,
  • A walk through of various design games and activities,
  • Core presentation techniques ,
  • Proposition development,
  • Collaborative design,
  • Group consensus making.

This workshop is for:

  • Anyone looking to learn how to manage an innovative workshops.

All skill levels welcome and no previous experience is required.

Workshop Schedule

  • 8:30 Doors open, Registration
  • 9:00 Introduction & Kick-off
  • 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Afternoon Session
  • 15:00 Coffee Break
  • 17:00 The End, Networking

Workshop includes

  • Snacks and drinks during the whole day
  • Tea and coffee
  • Lunch
  • Paper and pen/pencil

What hardware/software do you need?

  • No technology required though a laptop might be helpful at times.

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