In September, I collaborated with my colleagues to host members of the Interaction Design Association – Atlanta (IxDA) chapter and Ladies That UX Atlanta at THRIVE's studio for a workshop on using improv in UX processes. Presented by Jim Karwisch and Mike Gorgone of ImprovUX, the event guided attendees through a series of exercises to learn about building a culture of innovative ideas through acceptance and openness in our organizations and within ourselves.
We were thrilled to open our studio space and engage with so many active User Experience professionals and students from the Atlanta area. Beyond providing valuable space for connecting with each other and discussing ideas, the IxDA workshop touched on several fundamental tenets of improv that are valuable to any organization looking to build a collaborative community and cultivate a robust culture of innovation. It was a fun and engaging evening, with a turnout twice the size we'd expected!