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We UX designers waste far too much time and money creating deliverables for the bin, and not nearly enough time iterating our ideas until they rock. Maybe if we take a page from the agile software ...

We UX designers waste far too much time and money creating deliverables for the bin, and not nearly enough time iterating our ideas until they rock. Maybe if we take a page from the agile software development book, we can do more both better & faster?

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    More, Better, Faster! Agile Design for Fun & Profit More, Better, Faster! Agile Design for Fun & Profit Presentation Transcript

    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit For the backchannel: #uxambf & @MattBalara All links at: http://delicious.com/mbalara/mbf
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Publishing
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Publishing vs. Gardening flic.kr/p/cq2dU flic.kr/p/rdLU
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit hic rap ce G erfa ion Int ac r nce Inte Experie User
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Buzzword bullshit alarm! “Agile” flic.kr/p/5Vy88o
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit #0 Agile. What is it?
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Buzzword bullshit alarm! http://agilemanifesto.org
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Individuals & interacions over processes & tools
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Working software over comprehensive documentation
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Cusomer collaboration over contract negotiation
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Reponding to change over following a plan
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Business #1 as usual. The wall & the waterfall.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit flic.kr/p/hasWo flic.kr/p/4AwkmY
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit flic.kr/p/hasWo flic.kr/p/4AwkmY
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit flic.kr/p/hasWo flic.kr/p/4AwkmY
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Did he really just use a flame effect? flic.kr/p/hasWo flic.kr/p/4AwkmY
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit The waterfall scope design build test
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit The waterfall & the wall scope design build test
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit The waterfall & the wall scope design Everything must be build perfect by the time test you hit the wall here Anyone who tells you it will be is lying.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Waterfall bad Plans never cover everything. You can’t know what works without a product that works. Late changes cost too much.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Design, #2 Rinse, Repeat. Round & round we go!
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Washing machine good
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Washing machine good Did he really just use a spin effect?
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit “Waterfall Bad, Washing Machine Good” — Leisa Reichelt http://sn.im/waterfallbad
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit “Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile User-centered Design” Journal of Usability Studies, May 2007 — Desirée Sy http://sn.im/agileucd
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit #3 Thinking it.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Illustration by Kevin Cornell http://www.alistapart.com/articles/gettingrealaboutagiledesign/ http://www.bearskinrug.co.uk/
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit “Designers must let go of perfection to produce rapid, iterative work: “90% right” solutions are par for the course for Agile. This can be counterintuitive, but for better or worse, Agile prioritizes the timeline over virtuosity. Certainly it makes designing to impress other designers harder. No great loss.” “Getting Real About Agile Design”, A List Apart — Cennydd Bowles http://www.alistapart.com/articles/gettingrealaboutagiledesign/
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Small is enough. flic.kr/p/5SPkNB
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 Scribble Your Way to Success Don’t fetishise your deliverables. flic.kr/p/3KpKSS
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Let go of control. flic.kr/p/4AvQC4
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Discover, don’t prove. flic.kr/p/DzE8o
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit #3 Doing it.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Diagram by Leah Buley http://sn.im/rk4se
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Iteration zero. flic.kr/p/6Koo4i
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Sketch too much.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit “Sketchboards: Discover Better + Faster UX Solutions” — Brandon Schauer & Leah Buley, Adaptive Path http://sn.im/sketchboards
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Deliver prototypes. flic.kr/p/CBNN3
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Get your users together. flic.kr/p/WtJr3
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Tes like a guerilla. silverbackapp.com
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Embrace consraints “Insead of freaking out about consraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Consraints drive innovation and force focus. Insead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.” “Getting Real” — 37 Signals http://gettingreal.37signals.com/
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit #4 $elling it.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Waterfalling over? “... 32% of all projects succeeding which are delivered on time, on budget, with required features and functions ... 44% were challenged which are late, over budget ... 24% failed which are cancelled prior to completion or delivered and never used.” “The CHAOS Report” — The Standish Group http://sn.im/chaos09
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Time-to-market.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Cos of change? “You can very easily end up with the wrong thing, and then spend a whole bunch of time and money changing everything around so that it’s right - and you’re changing things at the most difficult (read: most expensive) time to be changing things!” “dConstruct - Questions on Agile UCD” — Leisa Reichelt http://sn.im/agileucdq
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit But I can’t!
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Sounds nice, but it’s not realisic!
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit My client would never let me!
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit My boss would never let me!
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit My mum would never let me!
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit This is jus all a big dream!
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Do it in sealth mode. flic.kr/p/4YoCD6
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Or badass sealth mode. flic.kr/p/81Sio
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit But don’t bite off too much. flic.kr/p/oSXMY
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit But don’t bite off too much. flic.kr/p/oSXMY What’s with all the cute animals?
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit A little #5 case sudy.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit It sarted with a wreck. flic.kr/p/6stYXy
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Goals 1. Give the consumers what they want. 2. Provide brand-insight to consumers. 3. Support regional flexibility.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit What went right? Clear goals made agreement easier. Involved client had feeling of ownership. Screens in less than @c the time.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit What went wrong? Little effort was made to find out what the consumers actually wanted. “The wall” was still in place.
    • Matt Balara UX Ausralia ‘09 More, Better, Faser! Agile Design for Fun & Proit Thank you! Matt Balara Freelance Designer Web mattbalara.com Email hello@mattbalara.com Questions? Twitter @MattBalara This amazing Parkour video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da0aoMnS99k