Great meetings foster empathy, trust, and collaboration within design teams and with extended groups of stakeholders. Poorly considered and executed ones ruin all of that, even with the best design work in the world. Meetings run through the veins of any flavor design process, so they need to be effective. There are reliable, proven frameworks for human interaction in meetings, whether they be in-person or remote, that improve the attendee experience in kickoffs, status meetings, post-mortems, and everything in between. Meetings that encourage healthy conflict and work for meaningful consensus lead us to better design faster.
In this session we'll cover:
- facilitation basics including remote/distributed methods and tools
- the power of visual listening in group activitie
- question design for better discussion
- how to align meetings to outcomes
- activities for building understanding around responsive design, content strategy, and art direction
- assessing the role of meetings in any organization's culture