4 h. tutorial
'Whether you call it discovery, strategy, requirements, research, or inception, the first 20% of a design project can make or break it.
Whether you call it discovery, strategy, requirements, research, or inception, the first 20% of a design project can make or break it.
Get it right, and the team works in concert, toward well-understood goals and following clear principles.
Get it wrong, and your project collapses into a disorganised mess. In this workshop, we'll look at what makes for great discovery. Discovery is not just about conducting research and holding a kick-off meeting. Discovery is establishing the design problem and setting a direction for the solution. It’s about collaborating with the team to build a shared understanding of the constraints and context. It’s creating a foundation from which you can confidently make decisions throughout the design process. It’s agreeing on a plan for detailing and implementing the product design.
We will talk about essential tools and techniques for discovery. We'll look at how research fits in, how to write great design principles, and how to incorporate discovery into any project situation.
You’ll get: The essential ingredients for any discovery phase The range of discovery activities and how to choreograph them What deliverables come out of the discovery phase How to incorporate discovery into new projects and projects in-flight
In 2006, Dan Brown co-founded EightShapes, a boutique UX design firm based in Washington, DC. EightShapes designs digital products and systematises design standards for clients in finance, healthcare, education, and government. Dan’s two books, Communicating Design and Designing Together, deal with communications and collaboration on design teams, and are widely considered to be essential reading for UX designers. UX teams all over the world have played his game Surviving Design Projects, to improve their conflict management skills. His forthcoming book Practical Design Discovery deals with the very first phase of a project, in which the product team seeks to understand the design problem. Follow him on Twitter @brownorama.
EuroIA is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.
EuroIA has travelled through Europe over the years: Brussels, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Prague, and most recently, in Amsterdam. In 2017 will be in Stockholm for the first time. Learn more about EuroIA.
EuroIA is organised by volunteers all around Europe, with three co-chairs, an active committee and over 35 country ambassadors. Find out who is who at EuroIA.
EuroIA goes to Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia, one of the most connected, environmentally friendly and creative cities in the world.
EuroIA 2017 will take place at Elite Hotel Marina Tower, situated in a historic mill on the waterfront, only a few minutes from the city centre.
Elite Hotel Marina Tower Stockholm,
Saltsjöqvarns kaj 25,
131 71 Nacka,
+46 8 555 702 00
The following sponsors have already committed to EuroIA 2017:
FatDUX: Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, FatDUX creates innovative interactive products that improve the quality of people’s lives and improve their clients’ bottom line. These products include websites, intranets, software applications, and industrial interfaces. You’ll find FatDUX offices and representatives throughout Europe and the Americas.
User Intelligence: User Intelligence is a user experience design and evaluation collective based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our consultants work on the design and evaluation of complex, interactive products and services, usually applications on websites, mobile phones, interactive TV, or desktops. We always keep the end-user in mind, without losing sight of the business context of our clients.
Rosenfeld Media: Rosenfeld Media connects people interested in designing better user experiences with the best expertise available—in the formats that make the most sense, and in ways that demonstrate the value of UX.
As UX becomes mission critical for more industries, organizations, and people, they expect to be there—as a trusted source of really helpful, really valuable expertise that helps make sense of user experience design.
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