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Research Together

Presented by: Mule Design Studio in partnership with Fastspot

From the people who wrote the shortest book on research (Just Enough Research), a workshop that will have you gathering useful insights in no time and having a fine time doing it. The key is involving your entire team. Knowledge is best when shared.
We’ll cover the most practical approaches for anyone busy doing other things. And show you how to fit research into virtually any timeline, type of organization, or process.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use research in any organization, budget, team, or timeframe
  • Identify and formulate your key questions (Hint: they’re not the ones you think they are.)
  • Choose research methods and activities
  • Master the art of the interview
  • Think as a team to get the best insights from your data
  • Digest, report, and share insights so that none get lost or go to waste
  • Convince skeptics of the value of being a skeptic
  • Cultivate practical curiosity throughout your company

What past participants say:

“I really liked hearing about the organizational research part, which is something I think goes undervalued at most organizations but seems critical for being able to effectively collaborate.”

“Erika is an amazing speaker and teacher.”

“Practices were very fun and useful, especially the part when we stepped into our users shoes and were looking from their perspective.”

“I already recommended this workshop to my colleagues and friends.”

Who is this workshop for?

Anyone who participates in the design and development of any type of product or service will benefit. Designer, developer, writer, product manager, researcher—whatever your role you’ll learn how to work with your team to make better decisions faster. If you’re an independent consultant or freelancer, you’ll learn how to get your clients to understand the value of research.

What should I bring?

We’ll provide all workshop materials. Bring your questions, problems, and war stories.

Logistics + Discounts

This course is not produced by Betamore, but is being run by Mule Design Studio in partnership with Fastspot. Please use the discount code: MULEFRIENDS for 15% OFF the regular priced tickets. The workshop will be held at the Fastspot offices located at: 2980 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD

Are there discounts if I bring my team to the workshop?

Yes, there is a discount on regular priced registration if you enroll four or more people. Please contact us at for more information.

Is my registration transferable?

You can transfer your registration to anyone you like at any time. Please contact us at if you have questions.

I can’t make this workshop. Will there be more in the future?

Yes! Email to be notified when our next workshops are scheduled. We can also come to you!


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    Thu, Jun 22nd

    9:00am – 5:00pm

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    Erika Hall

    Co-founder and Director of Strategy

    Erika Hall directs the research, strategy, and information design practices at Mule. She has been working in web design and development since 1995.

    Her enthusiasm for evidence-based decision-making led her to write Just Enough Research, published by A Book Apart. She speaks frequently to local and international audiences on topics ranging from collaboration and design research to effective interface language. Her current talks explore the limits of using quantitative data to make design decisions.

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