Zebra Labs: Digital Best Practice Workshops

How to run a UX workshop

A practical guide

  • Wednesday

    10am – 1pm



You might have heard about the power of UX workshops with stakeholders.

If you’re wondering how to run your first one, then this class is your starting point. It’ll give you some basic ideas about working in a more collaborative way in your projects.

Running a UX workshop for the first time might be daunting, but with a carefully planned agenda, the right attendees and strong facilitation, the outcomes will add great value to your project.

It’s an effective way to break down silos, improve team communication and spark new ways of thinking because of its collaborative nature.

At the end of this interactive class, you’ll feel more confident to engage with stakeholders and wider teams. You’ll certainly have enough knowledge and resources to help you run your first UX workshop.


This interactive class will take you through different stages of the planning and execution process with exercises to put the theory into practice.

The content is based on real-life successes and failures.

Hua Zhang

Hosted by
Hua Zhang

Hua is a Senior Designer and Researcher who loves sharing her knowledge with others.
She’s worked in the government, design agencies and startups. After running many successful (and less successful) workshops, she’ll summarise her learnings in this class.

Hua believes that designers might not always know the right answers when dealing with complexity. Often the biggest contribution from the designer is to ask the right questions, facilitate communications, bring different teams together and encourage the best ideas to come forward. She considers workshops a very powerful method in achieving these.

Hua was a long-term trainer at Webcredible Academy teaching 3 different UX design and research courses. She also ran a workshop at the Service Design in Government Conference.

Zebra Labs are taught by industry leading experts who have mastered their trade within multiple sectors. Now at the top of their game they have partnered with Zebra People to develop and upskill existing industry practitioners.

What you’ll learn

  • What is the value of a UX workshop?
  • An overview of different workshop activities
  • How to plan and prepare
  • Important next steps after the workshop
  • Facilitation techniques

Who should attend

  • The content is suitable for UX designers, product managers and researchers who want to begin their journey in running UX and stakeholder workshops.
  • It’s also great for anyone who is looking to explore collaborative ways of working for their organisation.

Why choose Zebra Labs

  • Learn from leading experienced practitioners
  • Network with peers in the industry
  • Practice and play: explore technologies/
    skills outside of the workplace
  • Very intense, content rich course. The information was layered well and presented in good bite size chunks. The group was the optimum size and there was an open feel to where attendees could interject and discuss problems and solutions. I would strongly recommend this course.
    – Gareth Thomas, Senior UX Designer, Mr & Mrs Smith
  • The day was great fun. I learnt a lot from Eva-Lotta and was inspired; it gives you the confidence to pick up a pen and illustrate a design concept rather than just discuss the concept. I now carry a sketch book with me and have started taking sketchnotes, which is actually a very useful way of focusing the mind onto the important parts of the meeting/discussion, rather than just making linear notes. Great course.
    – Julian Alders, Creative Director, Fidelity

Register your interest

If you are interested in attending this event please register your interest below. This is a free event run by Zebra People and unfortunately numbers are limited.

Get in touch if you have any questions about this Zebra Lab

Contact Shreya on 020 7729 4771 or email shreya@zebrapeople.com and we will do our best to help you with any questions you might have.

A few organisations we have trained...

  • Cancer Research UK
  • Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Superdrug
  • News UK
  • Which?
  • ASOS
  • Moshi Monsters
  • Whitbread PLC
  • Whizz Education

Set just off of Silicon Roundabout, Zebra Labs will be taking place in We Work Old Street

We Work Old Street is home to entrepreneurs working on early-stage ideas and established businesses, it offers a creative and collaborative environment which we thought would be a great place to hold our Labs. Taking place in one of the largest meeting rooms, it offers a good space to learn whilst giving the attendees the ability to break out into separate collaborative break out areas throughout. Free Tea and Coffee will be able throughout the day and you will have access to a vast array of local eateries for lunch.

41 Corsham Street London N1 6DR