We no longer need to be in-person to have great workshops. Over the past few years, we learned how to navigate remote workshops. While in-person and remote workshops had level playing fields in their own right, we’re faced with a new challenge. Many teams are hybrid, and hybrid workshops don’t always create a level playing field for participants But that doesn’t have to be the case! In this talk, you’ll learn how to facilitate and participate in hybrid, inclusive workshops. You’ll learn a new framework for determining what methods and activities work best for your team. We’ll try a few examples of these activities so that you can incorporate them into your next workshop!
About the speakers
Mary Fran is a Senior Product Designer at Reciprocity and is based in Durham, NC. Information Architecture was one of the first UX topics she fell in love with!
Facilitating workshops is one of her favorite ways to connect with others and solve problems. She enjoys coming up with ways for participants to flourish and feel included.
She also co-hosts a podcast called UX IRL with longtime friend Michelle Chin. When not chatting about UX, you might find her playing video games, doodling, or ballroom dancing.
Michelle is a Design Advocate at zeroheight, where she serves the design community through knowledge sharing, building bridges, and identifying community needs. She loves working with teams to untangle their design system IA messes. In her spare time, she career coaches underrepresented communities in tech and co-hosts the UX In Real Life podcast. Michelle is also an environmental justice advocate and works to provide tree equity in Oakland, California.