Austin creates award-winning employee experiences that make work wonderful. Austin Govella has built products and services for some of the world’s largest organizations, including global industry leaders like ExxonMobil, Comcast, Verizon Wireless, Ashley Furniture, and The World Bank. His experience includes omnichannel marketing and commerce, employee experience, and product development.
As an experienced facilitator with over 15 years of experience, Austin leverages a collaborative design approach with clients and specializes in facilitating design thinking, product management, design sprints, and Agile methodologies.
UX Camp Winter 2024
Frame, facilitate, finish: an introverts secrets to better design collaboration
We want to collaborate to create better designs, but how do we work with all the different personalities we might encounter on our teams, with clients, and with stakeholders? Especially, for the introverts among us, how can we facilitate better conversations and collaborations with the people we work with?
In this presentation, we will look at a straightforward framework that builds trust on teams, creates safe space for good work, and creates strong, collaborative teams that learn how to work together. Together with this framework, we’ll look at specific tactics you can keep handy to get conversations going, capture competing voices, and manage distractions and side conversations.
At the end of this presentation, you will be better able to facilitate everything from formal design workshops to informal white boarding sessions, always helping your team move towards better designed experiences.