Human-Centered Research Design & Interviewing Workshop

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Price: $50.00 /per person
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Human Centered Design Workshop Series:

Workshop 1 - April 16, 2016 (full day)
Human-Centered Research Design & Interviewing

Get practical experience in Human-Centered Design with OpenIDEO DC!

You’ll learn research design and interviewing skills--then have a chance to practice right away with stakeholders from the local community.

OpenIDEO DC is supporting the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking ( on June 4 by conducting research on the needs of microbusiness owners and entrepreneurs from underserved communities. At the hackathon, designers, coders, and other stakeholders will have access to publicly available data sets to help them build great things that people need and want--and your research can make the day a success!

Human-Centered research skills are a powerful addition to any portfolio--and if you’re already an experienced researcher, you have your work cut out for you.

Date & Time: April 16, 2016 from 10am–5pm
Location: General Assembly DC
Cost: $50 – Light breakfast, lunch, snacks and workshop materials included
Seating limited to 40 participants (+organizers)

Last day to RSVP: April 13th

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our space sponsor, General Assembly DC (! By submitting your info, you agree to share your name and email address with General Assembly.

About The Human Centered Design Workshop Series:

Whether you’re an experienced Human-Centered practitioner or brand new to the field—we want to help you make a difference! Join our project-based workshop series in support of the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking ( and the newly launched Opportunity Project ( as we:

– do human-centered research for the hackathon
– make sense of the stakeholder stories we hear
– help hackathon participants get to know their stakeholders
– facilitate the day to help make it a success!

Workshop Series Dates & Topics

April 16: Human-Centered Research Design & Interviewing

May 7: Making Sense of Qualitative Data & How to Share What You Learn

May 21: Human-Centered Facilitation (for more than just hackathons!)

Here’s what else you need to know—

Each stand-alone workshop will be held on a Saturday from 10am–5pm at General Assembly DC.

Feel free to join us for one workshop, or sign up for all 3 and put your skills to work on the National Day of Civic Hacking.

Workshop Facilitators:

Dr. Jo Golden Jo designs and facilitates meaningful learning experiences in universities, organizations, and communities. As a business owner and an experienced product and service designer, Jo:

– combines strategy and human-centered research to figure out client needs
– uses Design Thinking with diverse teams to deliver solutions
– teaches clients how to tell a bigger story about what’s next – online and off.

Emily Mann Emily is an anthropologist currently working in international development. Emily first applied human-centered design while conducting ethnographic research on mobile technology in Tanzania. Now as a program coordinator at The Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), Emily brings a human-centered approach to project design, monitoring and evaluation, and field research.

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