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Interaction Design Association - Sydney Chapter Message Board › IxDA Workshops Update and Volunteer Facilitators Needed - with formatting....

IxDA Workshops Update and Volunteer Facilitators Needed - with formatting....

Katja F.
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Sydney, AU
Apologies all.
Lesson learned. Don't use the Meetup email functionality from and iPad. Formatting gets ignored!
Here's a version you can hopefully read more easily!
The Background

In the same spirit of our mentoring program the IxDA Sydney chapter have been looking at other ways that we can share knowledge and support everyone's learning and growth, whether new to the industry or an old hand. There's always something new to learn!

Those of you who braved the vile weather to come along to the last meeting will probably recall the exercise we went through to identify areas of interest people have in learning more about and lots of sticky notes with workshop topics that we voted on. We've gone through all of them, categorised them, counted the votes and come out with 4 top areas that a lot of you are keen to learn more about, which are:

  • Usability testing
  • Personas
  • Lean UX
  • Data synthesis (distilling meaning and insight from piles of research data)

So, what happens next?

We need you!
Yes, these workshops are run by the community, for the community, so we invite you to volunteer your facilitation awesomeness and your longing desire to share knowledge. You'll be rewarded with loads of kudos and maybe, just maybe some of the best home goodies by some of the mystery IxDA (Sydney) committee members.
But seriously, this is a great opportunity for you to practice some of your skills, and share your knowledge from a community which happens to be a never ending fountain of generous knowledge.

The Workshops

One of the four topics: usability testing, personas, lean ux and data synthesis.

In order to make sure it's not everyone coming along to a "talking head" session, there will be a structure to the full 90 or 120minutes session. Facilitators will frame the workshop with a clear goal of participants taking something away to apply in their respective working environments, maybe. A clear agenda with activities and such will be structured to give hands on experience.

How long

The workshops will run from between 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on the subject.

How many participants
No more than 10 to make sure everyone gets value from the time and its a "first in, gets a place" scenario.
To be confirmed.

Awesome! I want to run one of these workshops, what do I do?
Contact Katja Forbes or Ash Alluri via Meetup before November 9th and we'll work out next steps and make necessary arrangements. We'd like to try and run the first one towards the end of November or early December.
As with IxDA's mentoring program, this is another small experiment before we go large :).

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