[UIE Webinar] Design Studio with Adam Connor

  • 20 Jun 2013
  • 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • SAS Training Room, Building F, Room 101, 200 SAS Campus Drive, Cary, NC 27513
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[UIE Webinar] Design Studio

Adam Connor

Experience Design Director, Mad*Pow

The virtual seminar will start promptly at 1:30 pm, preceded by a 15 minutes for socializing and networking.  Come early to meet your fellow Triangle UXPA members and talk shop!

Design reviews can result in conflicting lists of stakeholder feedback and out-of-scope ideas about what the design should be. Bruised egos, longer timelines, and higher budgets are often par for the course.

But Adam Connor knows a better way. And HECK YES, he’s going to tell us about it.

Adam builds design consensus naturally by running a Studio, which structures team brainstorming early in the process, then uses sketching, presentation, and critique activities to get everyone moving toward a shared vision. Before long, you’ll be running faster among a team of happy people -- and you’ll all be building better products, too.

So if this sounds like music to your ears, then sign up now.

You’ll Learn to

Solve problems as a team

  • Avoid common pitfalls of brainstorming and workshops
  • Follow a framework to promote collaboration and consensus

Generate ideas during a studio

  • Enable stakeholders to contribute during the ideation phase
  • Use sketching as a language to get everyone sharing their ideas

Build consensus around a shared idea

  • Facilitate the conversation to prompt ideas from everyone
  • Guide your team to distill those ideas into a single, shared vision

Use critique at the “right” times

  • Get an overview of what works and doesn’t work in critique
  • Find out how and where critique fits into your overall design process

If you’ve ever left a design review thinking, “I feel like I’m back at square one,” then register for Adam’s seminar now.

Why Adam Connor?

Have you seen Discussing Design? You should; it’s a blog focused on how to lead critiques -- a major component of Design Reviews -- so they don’t end in tears or iterations that span years.

It’s co-written by the remarkable Adam Connor, whose expertise in the space continually sells out seats in his virtual seminars and hands-on workshops.

Adam is an experience design director at Mad*Pow and is also a renowned artist, illustrator, and digital designer. He speaks regularly on the power of critiques at industry conferences from IA Summit to Web 2.0, and his vocal support for Design Studios continues to positively influence the way designers work today.

So if you've ever felt your brow furrow when someone tells you, "Just one more thing," then you’re going to love Adam. PS: He’s @adamconnor on Twitter.


SAS Training Room
Building F, Room 101
200 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513

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