Workshops & collaboration

Best practices and approaches for designing and facilitating collaborative working sessions and workshops.

Remote workshops

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Working areas should have more space than you need
Whether your workshop runs in-person or virtual, participants need not only enough space to complete the activity, but just enough overflow space, just in case, without going overboard.

Updated 357 days ago ago.

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Remote workshop activity areas should fit into a zoomable area
Activity areas in Mural should communicate the activity at different zoom levels, so the structure of your Mural constantly communicates to participants where they are and where they're going.

Updated 357 days ago ago.

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Remote workshop activity areas should not have solid backgrounds
Activity areas in Mural should not have solid backgrounds, so you never have to worry about losing a sticky note behind something else.

Updated 357 days ago ago.

In-person workshops

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Working areas should have more space than you need
Whether your workshop runs in-person or virtual, participants need not only enough space to complete the activity, but just enough overflow space, just in case, without going overboard.

Updated 357 days ago ago.

Icebreakers

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Icebreakers should prime or frame participant thinking
Icebreakers should feature questions or prompts related or adjacent to the area of focus, so the icebreaker begins to prime or frame participant thinking.

Updated 357 days ago ago.

Workshop design

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Methods and activities should call back to previous methods and activities
Methods and activities should build on each other. To reinforce that point while facilitating, use one of these four methods to refer back to a previous method or activity, call backs.

Updated 350 days ago ago.

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Methods and activities should call back to previous methods and activities

350 days ago - Methods and activities should build on each other. To reinforce that point while facilitating, use one of these four methods to refer back to a previous method or activity, call backs.

Icebreakers should prime or frame participant thinking

357 days ago - Icebreakers should feature questions or prompts related or adjacent to the area of focus, so the icebreaker begins to prime or frame participant thinking.

Remote workshop activity areas should not have solid backgrounds

357 days ago - Activity areas in Mural should not have solid backgrounds, so you never have to worry about losing a sticky note behind something else.

Remote workshop activity areas should fit into a zoomable area

357 days ago - Activity areas in Mural should communicate the activity at different zoom levels, so the structure of your Mural constantly communicates to participants where they are and where they're going.

Working areas should have more space than you need

357 days ago - Whether your workshop runs in-person or virtual, participants need not only enough space to complete the activity, but just enough overflow space, just in case, without going overboard.

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