Zebra Labs: Digital Best Practice Workshops

Re-configuring User Research in Agile environments

Learn how to conduct User Research in fast-paced teams from sprint zero

  • Thursday

    10:30am – 3:30pm



The concept of ‘Agile’ has been a trending and hot topic over the past few years.

Moreover, the market and consumers expect more and more from their digital products everyday with no sign of slowing down. As such, digital teams, especially development, have had to adopt the ‘Agile’ way of thinking to keep up with this increasing demand. Slowly, even the designers adapted to this faster approach, creating features and iterations in 2-week design sprints. However, creating Prototypes and Wireframes in 2 weeks is naturally easier than trying to understand a User’s behaviour and psyche in 2 weeks. As such, there’s been a huge shift in how we plan and conduct user research and gather user feedback. Despite this, there has yet to be any adequate training or knowledge transfer to up-and-coming User Researchers keen to learn how to add value in these types of environments.

During this workshop, Catherine Fox will help you to adapt to these types of environments and give you the knowledge and processes to truly thrive!

Catherine Fox

Hosted by Catherine Fox

Catherine is a User Experience Researcher with over 12 years’ experience in digital and over 7 years’ experience of conducting User Research for both product and service delivery in Agile environments.

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

  • The importance of building relationships from the start
  • How to conduct User Research from ‘sprint 0’
  • Properly utilise report techniques for faster delivery
  • The benefit of the end user and for Agile delivery e.g., Product Owners, Delivery Managers, Scrum Masters etc.
  • Tried and tested ways of working for conducting user research within a fast-moving Agile environment.

Who should attend

  • Suit all of those interested in finding out more about how User Experience Research within an Agile environment.
  • Open to those without a User Research background but work closely with User Researchers i.e. Product Managers, Developers, Delivery Managers etc.

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 Vikesh on 020 7729 4771 or email vikesh@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