Don't Ask How The Sausage Is Made: How To Bring UX Into A Startup Without Going (Completely) Insane

A session at WebVisions Portland 2012

Friday 18th May, 2012

2:30pm to 3:15pm (PST)

Getting a user experience team bootstrapped in a startup requires experience and know-how. Dylan Wilbanks had none of these things. What he did have was a passion for users and a willingness to try anything and iterate relentlessly in a fast-growing organization that didn't know what it wanted out of UX.

Dylan will confess his many heresies against the UX conventional wisdom, explain how Agile Scrum isn't the evil UX designers make it out to be, and offer ideas for bringing UX into growing startups (or any company) hungry for user-centered development.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to get UX started and adopted in startups and small organizations
  • How to work lean software methods (like Agile and Extreme Computing) to UX's advantage
  • How to "win early and win often" in the adoption effort by focusing on advancing rather than dictating
  • How to know when it's time to move from a small, general UX team to a larger, more focused UX department

About the speaker

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Dylan Wilbanks

Artisan tweets locally foraged in Seattle. Principal @hetredesign, cofounder @EditorConnected. Accessibility, UX, IA. Social Justice Ranger. ᏣᎳᎩ. 🌮 He/him. bio from Twitter

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Time 2:30pm3:15pm PST

Date Fri 18th May 2012


D139/140, Oregon Convention Center

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