Jason Mesut will be joined by his fellow Creative Director, Will Bloor, and fellow Technical Director, Phil Hawksworth for something very different to the usual user experience talk. Together they will draw on over 30+ years of experience to discuss the aspirations and challenges of user experience specialists working together in harmony with designers and developers in order to deliver beautiful and effective user design solutions. They will share some of the tricks and techniques they have developed, highlight some of the common pitfalls of user experience specialists, and talk through examples where the holy trinity of designers, user experience architects and developers bring about beautiful solutions that work and are delivered quickly within budget.
by Mark Plant
User Experience Design isn't the most natural bed fellow of Agile software development practices. Over the last 18 months, Mark has established a UX practice within an Agile software consultancy and has tried various tactics to integrate UX and development work streams.
Mark's talk will review the latest thinking on Agile and discuss some of the limitations of Agile teams. He will focus on the solutions that his teams have tested and seen to fail or succeed, including ideas on what's being tried now. Ultimately, attendees will gain a better understanding of the different elements of an Agile project and some ideas as to how they can work better with (or, ideally, within) an Agile team.
26th November 2010