Labs 2018-05-19T08:22:44+00:00

At Hopscotch, we use labs and workshops to bring clarity to a problem; foster ownership where it matters; and drive to solutions faster. Get clear solutions for your design problems with a lab or workshop customized to your current challenges. Bring us the hairy, vexing problems. Together, we solve them.

How Hopscotch Labs Have Transformed Brand Innovation:

Organization Behavior Lab
Rapid Usability Study + Design Solutions

The San Diego International Airport needed to quickly assess wayfinding to their new rental car facility. Hopscotch, working with Z Research (project lead), developed the methodology and sourced participants for a two day expert evaluation experience workshop.

Executive Education
Lab: From Research to Concept in 1 Day

The Hopscotch Labs team introduced design research methods—from hypothesis to insight development—to a multi-discipline group of professionals.

Executive Leadership Training
Advanced Design Research

Kristine led an advanced class at the Design Forward Summit. Running participants through exercises that utilized research for scenario planning.
Business Training | 2017

Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy for Small Businesses

A practical guide to using social media for time-pressed businesses and non-profits. Speakers Kristine Angell and Erin Pikor took business leaders through their social media channels to help them focus their efforts.

Design Thinking | 2016

Labs: Design Your Life

Participants in this series of hands-on workshops transformed their lives through purposeful decision making, learning skills to realize their future and still apply at the office. They tackled their future using the latest methods for design thinking, future foresight, and strategy.

Design Forward  Summit | 2016

Design Research Panel

Kristine led a panel discussion on Design Research at UCSD Design Lab’s Design Forward event. Kristine presented Hopscotch Lab’s work with the City’s website redesign.

Startup Week | 2016

Lab: A Focus on Female + Family

Research Methods for Product Development

The Hopscotch Labs team led a multi-discipline group in exercises designed to elicit empathy and curiosity about specific user groups.


We support local community by dedicating a percentage of yearly events to pro-bono San Diego design workshops.

The Professional Organizations we support include:


UX Speakeasy

Here’s a selection of our favorites:

SDXD | 2017

Twas a dark and stormy night… The Power of Stories

Hopscotch Labs founder Kristine Angell moderated a panel of storytelling experts to uncover new models for communication our customer’s stories. As user experience professionals we OWN the customer’s story. Our value to the organization is in telling those stories and translating them into effective, usable designs.

The panel of expert storytellers included: John DeBello, Loma Media;Megan Sornson & Juan David Quinones, Digital Telepathy; Charles Chamberlayne, Access San Diego.

SDXD | 2016

Autonomous Locomotion UX-Athon

Hopscotch Labs is leading SDXD in designing for the future. From Tesla to Ford, everyone is developing autonomous vehicles. In San Diego we think beyond 4 wheels and a family—to autonomous surf boards, golf carts and campers. Join us this October for a lighthearted evening of channeling your design skills for unique populations who desperately need their own autonomous locomotion.


SDXD | 2016

Confessions of a Research Participant

Many of us perform user research but not a lot of us get to BE user research. This panel explored the participant and researcher perspective. In January, several SDXD members participated in experience research for the San Diego International Airport’s new Rental Car Center, testing a brand new building and major changes to the airport arrival experience. SDXD members discussed what it was like to be research participants—from recruitment to performing the tasks, to bringing their experience back to work.

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SDXD | 2016

Hack the City’s Website

This one-day SDXD workshop on content strategy introduced UX professionals to co-creation methods for developing personas, use cases and narrative arch with their target audience (residents and business professionals). Participants were introduced to the problem by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Hopscotch founder Kristine Angell. Teams worked to make the newly redesigned website a more effective resource for all San Diegans.
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SDXD | 2016

Transforming Government, an 18F panel

Kristine introduced the multidisciplinary team from 18F that is transforming government from the inside out, building a 21st century digital government. 18F is a civic consultancy for the government—inside the government—enabling agencies to rapidly deploy tools and services that are easy to operate, cost efficient, and reusable.
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SDXD | 2015

Cannibalism at the Museum of Man!

Hopscotch founder, Kristine Angell, led SDXD members through prototyping an exhibit for the Museum of Man. This evening workshop helped develop the user experiences for the Museum’s upcoming Cannibalism exhibit. Provocative without being sensationalist, Cannibals: Myth & Reality puts the human back into this misunderstood topic.