A couple of weeks ago we held the second in a series of Roundtable events, where we invited UX leads, product owners and creative technologists from organisations like The Guardian, Auto Trader, RBS and Pearson who are at varying points of the journey of going responsive; to share experiences, troubleshoot, debate and share ideas.
A couple of weeks ago we held the second in a series of Roundtable events, where we invited a small group of individuals working within brands to join us at the Hospital Club to discuss a defined topic for a few hours under Chatham House rule. The goal of these events is to gather people working on the front line of UX - delivering products and services within large (or small and punchy) organisations - to share experiences, troubleshoot, debate and share ideas. And so far the attendees have seemed to most appreciate the catharsis of just being in a room with peers facing similar challenges!
Our last gathering was titled 'Going Responsive’, and we invited UX leads, product owners and creative technologists from organisations at varying points of the journey of going responsive; from early consideration to having successfully delivered a fully responsive redesign. Attendees included folk from The Guardian, Auto Trader, Ticketmaster, Daily Mail Group, RBS, Pearson, Discovery Education and Future Learn.
In the second half of our time together we ran an Open Space session where we invited attendees to pose a question, which the group could offer ideas and answers to on post-its. This was a really interesting exercise, as it helps to surface some of the common challenges and issues people are facing.
A little summary of a few of the questions and answers from our Open Space session at the 'Going Responsive' roundtable:
How do you begin the journey of deploying a responsive version of an existing website?
Given we believe cross-functional teams are beneficial to responsive design, what tips do you have for breaking silos and encouraging collaboration?
How is content best managed when designing for responsive sites?
How can I help colleagues stop thinking Desktop first?
Other questions that came up...
Our next roundtable event will be in March, subject TBC. If you'd like to be considered for future events do get in touch to register your interest.