This month Design Research DC will host a Researcher Skills workshop in collaboration with the global research operations community. In this two-hour workshop, we'll discuss specific challenges in doing the work, map out past project experience, and evaluate skills and career progression with tools developed by the community.
Join us to:
- Gain a new frame and perspective for thinking about what it means to work as a researcher, and where a career in design research can take you
- Reflect on the nature of our work, identify specific areas worthy of more time & attention
- Connect with other researchers, to learn from each others’ lessons, perspectives, and approaches to the work
The workshop is open to anyone with hands-on experience doing research (at startups, agencies, big organizations, etc.). Participants without hands-on experience will be unable to complete some of the activities and have a hard time getting into the materials, which start by reflecting on specific working experiences, and creating productive discussion about the work.
As always, there will be schmooze time and snacks before we begin in earnest at 6:30 pm. Note that RSVPs for this event will close 24 hours before the start time.
6:00-6:30 - Networking
6:30-8:00 - Workshop (with a break)
8:00-8:30 - Wrap-up/more networking
Before you attend, please review our code of conduct https://goo.gl/Q2WaHd
What is the ResearchOps Community?
The ResearchOps community is a Slack group that came together in mid 2018 to shape the emergent practice of Research Operations. It’s grown to include 1,400 highly motivated researchers and designers-who-research from around the world. Our biggest project so far has been a global series of workshop called ‘What is ResearchOps?’ to establish a framework for Research Operations.