At OpenPlans, we try to reality check our designs with real users, but it’s not easy. We’ve seen that civic tech projects sometimes struggle to involve users in the design process – and without feedback from intended users, you’re making design and tech decisions in the dark.
On April 23, we’re teaming up with Code for America and ThoughtWorks to host an introductory user testing workshop, led by CfA’s UX Evangelist, Cyd Harrell. Attend if you want to learn how to user test for your projects.
During the workshop, Cyd will cover the essentials of observing users and gathering information to guide development decisions. Participants will do hands-on exercises that are directly applicable to the user-testing needs they have in their daily work.
The workshop is open to everyone, but we’d especially like to see participation from some developers and project managers who work in government or community-based projects. A few free spots are available, so let us know if you’re interested asap.
Sign up for the workshop on Eventbrite. The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm on April 23rd, in Midtown Manhattan.