Research through design sketching scaled up
Last month I led a workshop session on collaborative sketching where over 60 colleagues explored potential design approaches and generated around 300 ideas in an hour.
The workshop took place at an awayday for our part of the University – Learning, Teaching and Web Division of Information Services – and was attended by a broad cross section of developers, designers, managers, administrators, training and support staff amongst others.
The aim of the session wasn’t to actually contribute to solving a design problem as such; rather I was introducing a new technique which hopefully has inspired colleagues to try on their projects in the future.
In the session, we considered the University website’s 404-error page; the ‘Page not found’ message when we encounter a broken link.
These are the slides I used on the day, which include links to further reading and the resources I used.
The session went down very well I think, with lots of engagement and positive comments throughout.
It was an excellent session, thanks for running it. I can see ways that we might employ the technique in other contexts…
Jo Spiller, Head of Educational Design & Engagement
What did you think?
If you came along to the session, let me know what you thought via the comments below. Is this something you might use in future?
If this technique sounds like something that would help your project, but you’re not confident to run yourself get in touch to discuss how we might help you.