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Political Prototyping: How to put your prototypes to work for more than just your users

A talk by Matt Ventre at edUi 2016

About the Talk

October 24, 2016 10:30 AM

Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA

The seat at the table demands that we embrace a new set of skills to navigate the challenges of the broader academic ecosystem. One of these critical tools is the ability to sell our team’s value and vision to leaders to secure funding, create broader visibility, and establish trust in the design process.

We’re called to deliver a concise, working vision for administration, other department heads, and groups with whom we have potentially had little prior contact. Learn how to make your prototypes work to earn the buy-in you need to accomplish great design and information architecture in your organization.

What you’ll learn: •How to use your existing prototyping skills to speak to a new audience, namely, administrators, department heads, and low exposure stakeholders •How to augment your current prototypes to use them politically •How to shape the conversation around the potential of your design team to secure buy-in and solidify trust using the political prototype as a focal point •Some potential pitfalls and challenges when using this approach as part of your design strategy and proposal process

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