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Katie Wishlade

Principal UX Designer , Clearleft

About Katie Wishlade

Katie is a Principal UX Designer at Clearleft, an independent design consultacy based in Brighton. She has a well-rounded skillset to turn her hand at any part of the early stage design process: research, strategy, ideation or information architecture. Katie’s an expert in graphic facilitation and storyboarding to quickly capture and communicate the essence of an idea or vision. You’ll often find her co-creating service experiences, visualising concepts and iterating them in response to user and stakeholder feedback.


Using scenarios to move from research to design

Design is rooted in context. The stories we use to describe a context can make a seemingly nebulous problem tangible or can ground an idea in reality. During this masterclass we will discuss a scenario-based approach for embedding real-life contexts and stories throughout the final stages of research and early stages of the design process.

This flexible technique can support different activities at different stages of design:

  • Communicating the context (people, process, environment) surrounding a problem
  • Aligning stakeholders around the problem area
  • Contextualise conversations around the opportunity and solution
  • Communicate a solution's value and ultimate purpose

You will learn when to use scenarios and how to create and adapt them to suit your changing needs. You will also learn practical tips and advice in order to help you apply this technique effectively.

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