I have had an number of exciting opportunities to run workshops, give talks, and develop educational materials. I enjoy introducing people to human centered design and helping them discover their creative potential.
Design for Non-Designers
This workshop is a one hour introduction to design basics, with a focus on user interface design. It covers principles and techniques and includes several hands on activities.
I have run it at the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking, for the the User Experience graduate students at Missouri Western State University, and for City employees in San Diego.
Form Design for Government
I prepared this talk for Data Academy, Kansas City’s internal data bootcamp for government employees. It was informed by my intake form redesign project.
“Made the concepts easy to understand and provided relevant examples. Created a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to discuss data and related projects.” - Workshop participant
Designing a Government System in a Day
Along with two other Fellows, I ran this breakout session at the 2016 Code for America Summit. We showed how design sprints can be used in civic technology, focusing on strategy, innovation, and prototyping.