Embracing the Inevitable: Experience Design in an Agile World

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How can designers harness the awesome power of Agile to improve their workflow and work more effectively to build digital products as part of a team? Whether your exposure to Agile methodology is just beginning or you’re already an Agile evangelist, this presentation will arm you with killer tips for developing digital projects right alongside Agile-loving developers and project managers. Grab insights into using tools such as InVision App and custom-built software, like TWG’s AlmostScrum, to improve cross-disciplinary collaboration, and find out why experience design in an Agile world really is inevitable.

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Embracing the Inevitable: Experience Design in an Agile World

  1. 1. Experience Designin an Agile WorldChris Eben, TWGEMBRACING THE INEVITABLE:
  2. 2. CHRIS EBEN@ceben @twgPartner at TWG
  3. 3. YOUR BURNINGQUESTIONS ANSWERED...• What is experience design in an agile world?• Why should designers embrace agile?• What tools and techniques can I use?
  4. 4. So how about thatAgile Methodology, eh?
  5. 5. AGILE IS FASTAgile is like this cheetah
  6. 6. AGILE IS TRANSPARENTAgile is like this glass bottomed boat
  7. 7. AGILE IS COST EFFECTIVEAgile is like this smart car
  8. 8. • Individuals and interactions over processesand tools• Working software over comprehensivedocumentation• Customer collaboration over contract negotiation• Responding to change over following a plan4 VALUES OF AGILE
  9. 9. ISOLATED DESIGN PROCESSSCOPE RESEARCHDESIGNPHASEDEPLOYSketches Lo-fi Wireframes Hi-Fi Mockups(UX Design, Information Architecture, Visual Design)TESTBUILD
  10. 10. So what happenswhen you try and fittraditional practicesinto an agile workflow?
  11. 11. DISASTER
  12. 12. DISASTER• PSDs are not the final product the users see• The project is delayed for weeks waiting fordesign to finish their concepts• Client ends up dissatisfied and over budget
  13. 13. DESIGN CAN BE AGILEIN ISOLATION
  14. 14. THINGS WHICHARE INEVITABLE• Death• Taxes• Agile Experience Design?
  15. 15. “- Jeff GothelfAgile was not conceivedwith user experience ordesign in mind.”
  16. 16. - Albert Einstein“”A SHIFT IN THINKINGThe world as we have created it is a processof our thinking. It cannot be changed withoutchanging our thinking.
  17. 17. So what does it all mean?
  18. 18. DESIGN CAN BE AGILEFROM THE BEGINNING
  19. 19. INTEGRATED DESIGNPROCESSSCOPE RESEARCHWORKINGPROTOTYPEDEPLOYSketches Style Guides Front-End(UX Design, Architecture, Visual Design, Interaction Design, UI/UX QA,TESTBUILD
  20. 20. • No more upfront design• Experience design begins at the start of aproject• Designers work alongside the project team• Constant feedback and iterationWHAT IS EXPERIENCE DESIGNIN AN AGILE WORLD
  21. 21. Objection!
  22. 22. I don’thave enoughtime to thinkabout thesolution!
  23. 23. I don’t knowhow to workwith non-designers!
  24. 24. MinimumViableWhat?
  25. 25. Rebuttal!
  26. 26. AGILE IS YOUR FRIEND• Agile reduces your workload by focussingon sprints• Research is already in your skillset• Collaboration is key
  27. 27. TOOLS & TRICKSExperience Design in an Agile World:5 Tips to take home
  28. 28. TIP # 1:EMBRACE AGILE RITUALS
  29. 29. www.invisionapp.comwww.invisionapp.comTIP # 2:TRY INVISION APP
  30. 30. TIP # 3:BE A SCOUT
  31. 31. TIP # 4:PAIR UP WITH A DEVELOPER
  32. 32. TIP # 5:TEACH, COMMUNICATE, BOND
  33. 33. ARE YOU READYTO TAKE THE PLUNGE?
  34. 34. Chris Ebentwg.ca@ceben @twghttp://www.slideshare.net/DesignersEmbracingAgileTHANK YOU
  35. 35. http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2012/11/06/design-spikes-fit-big-picture-ux-agile-development/http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2011/11/03/how-build-agile-ux-team-integration/http://boxesandarrows.com/bringing-user-centered-design-to-the-agile-environment/http://www.rallydev.com/community/agile-blog/top-3-reasons-designers-object-agile-and-how-overcome-themhttp://www.uxaustralia.com.au/agileux-2012/overcome-resistance-and-do-the-workhttp://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780321804815/samplepages/0321804813.pdfFurther ReadingRESOURCES

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