Elements UX talks – day 1
I slept well and I definitely was in the better mood than yesterday.
After I breakfast I’ve left to the Element UX Talks – the 2-day event where I’m going to conduct workshops about creating Value Proposition Canvas.
Elements UX talks has begun
I spent a few minutes finding out the place – it wasn’t as obvious as it should be.
I registered and received gadgets – a bag, pens, and other stuff.
Preparing for workshops – part 1
I walked to the company’s stand where I would answer questions about the UX course. I said hello to the colleagues there and asked about the workshop materials – I wanted to see if everything is ready. Turned out it wasn’t.
All the pages were not clipped together. I have to say, I was expecting it to be clipped together, but it’s not the end of the world.
Next 2 hours I spent on organizing the papers. There were a lot of pages there. Basically 6 sheets of papers including from 2 to 8 pages for 30 people.
Talking about the UX
After I finished I came back to the stand. Next hour I spent on answering questions and talking with people about UX in general. Around 1pm I decided to look at the classroom where the workshops are going to be conducted.
Preparing for workshops – part 2
I took an elevator and opened the door to the classroom.
My first impression was the classroom isn’t big enough for 30 people.
I looked at the walls which were very irregular and started to panic a little bit. I need to hang at least 7 A0 poster on the walls.
I measured quickly that I can do it. Barely. I also need to rearrange the tables and remove the chairs in order to fit people to the Value Proposition Canvases that are going to be on the walls.
Time for food
After 1 hour of preparing the classroom, I was half done. I went for something to eat and came back around 3pm.
Preparing for workshops – part 2
After another 40 minutes, the classroom was ready for workshops. I connected my laptop to the prompter and practice the presentation once more. At 4.40pm first attendees started to show up. I grouped them as they walked into the classroom. I planned to create 7 groups of four, but in the end, only 21 people showed up.
And then the show has started 😉
I didn’t use presentation that much. I had a plan what to talk about specific slides but I ended up improvising most of the talk.
After the dust settles
After 2 hours the workshops have ended. Every group has finished what they suppose to finish. The workshops were structured well. There was no time to fiddle around.
After the workshops, I asked few people how they liked it. I get positive feedback that it was interesting and they have a feeling they’ve learned something.
I stayed for another hour to tidy up the classroom from all the things that were needed for the workshop.
Time for food once again
Tired yet happy I went to eat at my favorite restaurant. It was the 6th meal there in the last 3 days so I started to get bored with the food. Good that I’m going back home tomorrow.
I relaxed for the rest of the day. I decided not to go to the party after the first day of the event. That would make me even more tired.
Instead of I took a long shower and sat at the balcony doing nothing.
After a while, I got bored and opened the news.
There was a volleyball game today. Semi-final of World Cup. I decided to watch it while eating yogurt. I would say, the evening spent well.
Packing things up
I had to pack myself up because tomorrow I’m leaving the place. I hate packing.
Plan for #028
- Go to the Element UX talks – day 2
- Attend prelections
- Talk to people about UX
- Go back home
- Watched a volleyball game