You want to run a remote Design Workshop with loads of participants online? No problem, with the right agenda and tools!

a magnifying glass, search, a web thing, tools to help us work remotely
a magnifying glass, search, a web thing, tools to help us work remotely

The current situation forces us to work from home, and adapt the way we work. Yes, in-person workshops are easier and more productive. Nothing beats a collaborative whiteboarding session or paper prototyping to express and discuss some ideas. But hey, let’s see how we can move the best bits online!

This article contains some tips and tricks that are specific to Miro, but most of the points are applicable to any remote workshop and online workshop tools like Mural, Whimsical, Lucidchart etc.

This article is co-writen with Brian Romer & Mary Mikhail.

Content:

  • Why a workshop?
  • Do you have the right people in the “room”? …


The 2nd year edition of a more mature UX.Live conference invited some fantastic speakers over the course of 3 days.

This blogpost summarises my notes and thoughts concerning Design practice. It comments on talks by Noel Lyons (@noel_lyons), Morgane Peng (https://medium.com/@morganepeng), David Attwater (Enterprise Integration Group), Richard Banks (@rbanks).

Make sure to check out my other article about User Research UX.Live.

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Design Contributions

Often people ask about the ROI of Design — treating it like a delivery function only. Building on a talk by Noel Lyons (Barclays) and my own experience I would argue that design contributes different:

  • Empathize and answer the question what problem to solve — and…


The 2nd year edition of a more mature UX.Live conference in London invited some fantastic speakers over the course of 3 days.

This blogpost summarises my notes and thoughts concerning User Research practice. It comments on talks by Alexander Muir (@Alexander108), Kasper Friis (https://uxplanet.org/@kafri), Saskia Liebenberg (@SaskiaLieb) and Etienne Fang (https://medium.com/@etiennefang).

Make sure to check out my other post about Design (UX.Live Conference)

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Don’t optimize — differentiate!

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It’s not an optimization problem — Slide, Alexander Muir

Alexander Muir gave an inspiring workshop on planning and executing user research. He advised for innovation projects and improvement of services and systems to not (only) look at optimization. Yes, efficiency and effectiveness (key considerations in usability and UX) are crucial but a blind push for optimization might — in the worst case — only re-enforce existing and broken processes. …

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Johannes Schleith

UX Research & Design at #trlabs London, w/ brilliant data science & vis team. curious about UX, IA & design thinking. Posts solely reflect my personal opinion.

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