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How to price?
Hello everyone, I've been thinking a lot about what type of services and workshops I want to provide, and one thing I have many doubts about is pricing. I recently listened to Jonathan's podcast where he talks about setting a day rate. That sounds very reasonable, specially considering I've had experience selling by hour of work (for design work) and it was very tricky to forecast how much a project should eventually cost. However, we do know that a 2 hours workshop can take up to a few days of actual work, counting briefing, planing and reporting. Imagine a 1 day or multiple days workshop. How do you price that? By package? As in, for example, a 1 day workshop would be more or less 4 days of work, therefore it would cost (day rate * 4)?
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New comment May 21
2 likes • May 21
Like @Sam Donaldson said, you should charge design and delivery separately as a lot of preparation has to happen before delivery. I listened to the advice from Kristy Lewis from school of facilitation, who also said depends on how much customisation you need to do, that should be charged separately as well, which isn't the same thing as design of a workshop. But then again if you are able to charge a very high day rate, that might just cover everything discussed here as itemized services.
Any UX Workshoppers here?
Do any of you focus on UX consulting and run UX Workshops? If so i'd love to connect and share notes.
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New comment 12d ago
1 like • May 21
@Chris Green thank you!
2 likes • May 21
Shall we create a group for note sharing on UX workshops?
🎨 Exploring Visual Thinking, Visual Solving, Visual Collaboration
Hey everyone! I wanted to share something personal and ask for your help with an exciting new initiative. I have some learning disabilities, and during COVID-19, I discovered the transformative power of visual problem-solving sessions. Using tools like Xmind, Miro, and Figma truly changed my life, making complex ideas easier to understand and communicate. This experience has been magical for me, and I genuinely believe these visual methods can help others too, especially in remote collaboration settings. What I’m Thinking and Want to Explore: I want to design visually engaging problem-solving sprints for e-commerce clients using tools like Xmind, Miro, and Figma. These tools have helped me break down complex problems, facilitate better understanding, and engage more effectively with my team and clients. I believe they can drive significant improvements in UX/UI, optimize marketplace listings, and provide insightful data analysis. I’m also keen to enhance our team’s visual collaboration skills and workflows, boosting both efficiency and creativity. I’d love to hear your thoughts and collaborate on how we can integrate these visual methods into our processes. Together, we can explore new ways to improve remote collaboration and problem-solving. What I’m Looking for: - If anyone has experience with visual problem-solving sessions, I’d love to hear your insights. Your expertise could be invaluable. - Any tips on using visual tools for remote collaboration would be greatly appreciated. Every bit of advice helps. - If you're passionate about exploring and building this together, let’s connect. I believe we can create something amazing. - If anyone knows who offers this type of service in the community, please make a suggestion. Your recommendations could make a big difference. We have access to multiple brands would love to share this opportunity with anyone who wants to explore visual working sessions ! I’m eager to see if anyone else is deeply into trying to solve and design Visual Thinking, Visual Solving and Visual collaboration combined with facilitation superpower 🙏🏻
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1 like • May 21
hi @Woojin Kim I'm also a visual thinker and cannot plan anything unless it's drawn out on a whiteboard/canvas. Miro and FigJam both have been hugely transformative in my work. I also bought Pip Deck that helps me build a visual workflow for workshop sessions based on where people are in the problem solving process. All the templates on Miro and FigJam are very helpful to look at too, there is at least one great template for every kind of session now, whether it's hosting a retro, goal setting, journey mapping or design sprints. There are some online whiteboarding tools like Google Jamboard but I'd say just use Miro or FigJam for everything. Finally, if you are building quick prototypes, whimsical and balsamiq is great for wireframing.
Our Sprint-for-Sprint Project! 🚀 Facilitators Needed
Hey everyone! I'm looking for a couple of awesome facilitators to help out with a new initiative. We're designing sprint sessions for e-commerce companies, where we go in and fix problems as a short term swat team to go in and fix and come out. We need facilitators for different department teams: - Design team: improving UX/UI, branding content creation, and listing improvements - Marketplace team: optimizing listings, improving search rankings, and boosting marketplace performance - Data team: analyzing metrics, identifying trends, and providing actionable insights - Back-end team: create or optimize backend database structures as most ecommerce brands lack backend in the early stages We've got a pool of e-commerce clients who need short-term sprints to fix specific problems. If this could be a chance to work together, would love to share this opportunity togehter as we need a constant facilitation throughout the program! Facilitation and sprint design will be crucial, for this sprint-for-sprint model. Would love to know if you know anyone who would be a great fit. Also, if you have any better ideas than this approach, I'd love to hear and learn from you! Please feel free to message me 🙏🏻❤️🙌🏻
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1 like • May 21
Hi @Woojin Kim fellow design sprint facilitator here, I have run a few at my previous job as a product designer. Will DM you :)
Road to Leaving the 9-5
Hi everyone - I have been slowing building my facilitation business around my 9-5 job, but am looking to secure enough clients in the next year to officially leave my 9-5. It's an exciting journey, but nerve-wreaking at the same time. A few questions for the group: 1. how long did it take you to excite full-time employment (if you had a full-time job before facilitation work)? 2. What industry to you find your most successful facilitations from? 3. What is your favorite workshop energizer to get the group excited again after lunch?
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Road to Leaving the 9-5
2 likes • May 11
Following this thread to see what others say about their journey. I was running a lot of workshops internally and thought I could offer the same thing externally. So far I've had the same block as Ari mentioned - not knowing how to identify who these potential clients are and how to target them. I'd say the same about honing in on WHO you want to go after, and actually talk to them about their problems. I don't know what type of facilitation you want to offer, but if it's targeted towards a business group or corporations, the B2B sales cycle can be very long.
0 likes • May 21
hi @Joe Bartmann thanks for sharing your experience, I'd definite sign up to a service like that, the revenue model could be a profit split rather than a subscription IMO. The challenge I have to to know how to knock on these doors of friends and ex-colleagues. How did you pitch your service that got people convince? Did they come to you for facilitation, or did you pitch something else that was delivered in the form of workshops? Thanks!
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Lucia Wang
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Senior product designer with an applied improv background in facilitation

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Joined Mar 12, 2024
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