Sessions at Agile 2012 about Agile UX on Thursday 16th August

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  • Making an Impact: Agile UX Team of One

    by Virginia Cagwin

    Frustrated? Overwhelmed? Wondering if you’re making an impact with your team or company? Being an Agile UX team of one can be very lonely and exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be. You have a whole team of people at your disposal to help you create the best user experience for your customers. With this new team behind you, you'll be sure to make an impact. In this session, you will gain knowledge on how to educate and collaborate with your team to build an Agile UX practice, tools to keep documentation to a minimum, incorporating design methods into the Agile process to help move a project forward, and ways to share with executives how your new UX practice is making an impact. Most importantly, the presenter will share secrets on how to keep you energized throughout a project.

    At 10:00am to 11:30am, Thursday 16th August

  • Exploring UX techniques and practices - When should they be applied? Get some practice!

    by Ariadna Font

    The need to incorporate UX practices and techniques into Agile is quickly becoming a no-brainer. But how do experts do it? Let's find out so that you can do it too!
    In this highly collaborative workshop, we will start by reviewing unfamiliar UX practices and techniques suited for different stages of the product life cycle. Example UX techniques that we'll explore include Stakeholder maps, Personas, Story maps, UX maps, Storyboards, Contextual inquiry, Visual Project Board and Backlog, paper prototypes, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD) and do-it-yourself (or guerrilla) Usability Testing.
    Then, we'll put theory to practice and have a focused collaborative design session allowing teams to pick their technique of choice for each stage.

    Come to this session to:
    * Find out the newest lean UX techniques
    * Put UX techniques to practice with a team and learn to effectively deliver an MVP fast
    * Enlighten us with your new favorite UX technique(s)
    * Experience collaborative and iterative design first hand
    * Build up the confidence to initiate collaborative creative thinking about ideas that have a business impact and that will wow your users

    At 1:30pm to 3:00pm, Thursday 16th August