I’m very honoured to have been asked to deliver a workshop on Scenario Based Design at UXIndia in Bangalore in October.
My workshop is on Monday the 5th of October. Here’s the blurb:
When we design new user experiences we change the things people do, or the way people do things – we change behaviour. However, if we want to change people’s behaviour, then we need to be able to envision, share, refine and validate those new behaviours in the full context of users’ lives. That’s where scenarios come in.
Scenarios are stories that describe people living with our products. By drawing on our shared cultural tradition of storytelling, scenarios provide a compelling, insightful and approachable way to understand issues of context, motivation, usability and emotional response in our products. They are our first designs.
In this workshop you’ll learn to create scenarios and other types of stories to identify product opportunities, form design hypotheses and focus the design and evaluation of new user experiences. Drawing on your existing ability to tell a story (trust me!), we’ll cover character development, motivation, internal dialog and story arc – all in the context of creating great user experiences.
In this hands-on workshop you will spend time trying story-telling techniques and sharing your experiences. See for yourself how valuable – and fun – it is to integrate scenarios into your user experience design practice.
This will be my first trip to India, so I will try to squeeze in a little sightseeing too…