the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
On Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Bentley University in Waltham, MA, Kevin Brooks and Whitney Quesenbery will be co-teaching a workshop on storytelling for user experience design. The cost is low to encourage participation. This workshop will include many topics from their recently published book, Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design.
Stories are an effective way to collect, analyze and share qualitative information from user research, spark design imagination and help us create usable products. We all tell stories all the time, but to craft a story for a particular audience, for a particular reason and effect, requires some instruction and modeling, a reasonable amount of practice, and a lot of listening.
In this half day workshop, participants will learn the mechanics of storytelling as it applies to oral and written presentation through instruction, modeling and practice. There will be a number of small and larger group exercises that reinforce introduced concepts and allow participants to practice telling UX stories in a safe atmosphere of constructive critique. Participants are encouraged to bring their own UX story material to develop in the workshop, with the understanding that their stories will be shared with the workshop public.
For those who may have seen Whitney Quesenbery and Kevin Brooks present a workshop in the recent past, this one is a more in-depth version of their conference presentations.
For more details and the special student discount, see: http://upaworkshopaugust2010.eventbrite.com/
More information about the book at: http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/storytelling