FACILITATING PARTICIPATORY DESIGN
BEST PRACTICES FOR FACILITATION
The best way to get better at facilitating Participatory Design
Sessions is by piloting activities and practice with diﬀerent user
groups. Here are some pointers to remember for when you facilitate:
1. Make sure to come prepared. Being prepared will put you at ease
and cause the session to run more smoothly.
2. Develop your own personal style. Don’t try to imitate someone
else. Trust your gut and be yourself.
3. Be a reﬂective practitioner. Facilitating takes practice to improve.
Do it multiple times to learn what works and doesn’t work for you.
Reﬂect and revise your style based on feedback from your peers, as
well as the quality of the experience your participants had.
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