Structured Collaboration: Workshopping Skills for Experience Design

Emily Bowman

Collaboration is a well-entrenched tool of experience designers, often achieved by teams casually putting their heads together to solve problems throughout the design process. Structured collaboration in the form of workshops or solutioning sessions are less frequent and require a bit more effort to pull off effectively, but the results can be far more pervasive and impactful on the success of a project. In this session attendees can expect to learn how to identify when a structured approach to collaboration would be more suitable to the problem at hand and how to properly prepare for them. We’ll also explore a sample of methodologies and how to facilitate in a way that keeps a room full of people on track and focused on the goal.