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Friday, October 2 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
40 Minutes To Better Participatory Design Sessions FULL

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This hands-on session is focused on taking your research questions and preparing a participatory design session that’s crafted to deliver the insights you seek. By participatory, we mean that users participate not only by talking, but by making. We’ve found that by engaging in activities where they make or assemble physical artifacts during the session, users are able to more easily recall subject matter and present their thoughts. Our participatory sessions consist of a set of activities that are chosen after we have established a clear understanding of what we want to learn. This session is centered on choosing that most effective set of activities.

Attendees will:

  • get a quick introduction to a set of effective methods we utilize in participatory sessions, and learn why they work to help users express their ideas and needs
  • learn how to translate what they want to learn from users into a set of activities that will deliver the needed findings
  • engage in at least one participatory activity to help them understand its mechanics and value
  • take away quality references for further post-session reading

Speakers
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Amy Ferchak

Senior Designer & Researcher, MAYA Design
Amy Ferchak is a senior practitioner at MAYA Design with over 10 years experience as a researcher and interaction designer. With a Master’s in Design from Carnegie Mellon University, she has designed products for clients across many domains, including healthcare, manufacturing, defense, commercial vehicle, automotive, finance, and retail. She is a passionate advocate for human-centered design and enjoys the challenge of creating useful... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2015 11:30am - 12:10pm
  Priory 614 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Attendees (20)