Design Workshop Playbook at Reforge
👋 Start Here!
This playbook is designed to be a living resource for our team to use workshops to inform and drive our decisions effectively.
Workshops are meant to unblock, inform and inspire our team to make the best design decisions possible.
It is our job as designers to be thoughtful and objective when making decisions within our designs.
Workshops are not just opportunities to get feedback on designs. They’re opportunities to utilize stakeholders to make better decisions.
🤔 The Big Why: Why Should I Run a Workshop?
As designers, we should be able to confidently speak to any of our design decisions throughout any phase of work. To be able to do this, we must properly interrogate and build objective confidence in those decisions at all stages of our design process.
Workshops are a key way we produce the evidence and artifacts for us to base our decisions.
We don’t have to be right! We just have to know why we made the decision (if only to be proven wrong later).