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Designing for humans

Drawing of a Participatory Design workshop

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A Participatory Design (PD) workshop is one in which developers, business representatives and users work together to design a solution. PD workshops:

Ensure you have the appropriate commitment from the organization.

When is a PD workshop appropriate?

PD workshops are most effective early in the design process, when ideas can be less constrained by existing code or other infrastructure.

Who should attend?

The workshop should include:

The ideal number of participants is probably 8 or 9.

Preparing for a workshop

Sample Agenda

Agendas will vary depending on the problem at hand, the attendees, and the amount of time available. The following is an example only.

Be prepared to diverge from the prepared agenda if necessary.