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An unconference talk by Pradeep Nayar (@designonmymind) and Kevin Leebroderick on Design by Committee in an Agile environment at UPA 2012, Henderson.

An unconference talk by Pradeep Nayar (@designonmymind) and Kevin Leebroderick on Design by Committee in an Agile environment at UPA 2012, Henderson.

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    Design by Committee in an Agile environment Design by Committee in an Agile environment Presentation Transcript

    • UXPA 2012 Tribune CompanyDesign by Committeein an Agile environmentMyths, tricks & strategies... Pradeep Nayar @DesignOnMyMind UX Principal Tribune Company Kevin Leebroderick UX Architect Tribune Company
    • Our Goal: Participatory Design Design by Committee in an Agile environmentUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 2
    • more than 150years old
    • We’reAGILE...almostUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 5
    • Agile = CollaborationUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 6
    • Scenario:A major stakeholder wants to replaceour mobile sites with a responsive site.UXPA 2012 Tribune Company 7
    • Hey..Scott (Stakeholder) wants us to wrap our heads around this whole responsive design thing... Pam Project ManagerUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 8
    • ...I know Sunil (Software Architect) just attended a conference where he heard someone talk about it... Pam Project ManagerUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 9
    • ... Patrick (product manager) spoke to Bob and told him that we’ll brainstorm some idea... Pam Project ManagerUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 10
    • ... I’m going to schedule a meeting for us to talk...Can you get some your “creative” UX people for the meeting? Pam Project ManagerUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 11
    • NEVER GET EVERYONE IN A ROOM TO “BRAINSTORM” A SOLUTIONWhy? People get excited about solutions that don’t solve the problem Some solutions are not cohesive with the overall experienceUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 12
    • PEOPLE INVOLVED Stakeholders Product Mgr Project Mgr UX QA DevelopersUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 13
    • SPHERES OF INFLUENCE Stakeholders Project Team UX TeamUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 14
    • Within the UX teamTip #1 Sketch several ideas Review with UX peers Critique & repeatUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 15
    • Within the UX teamTip #2 Believe in your solutionUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 16
    • With the project team (Product, QA, Dev)Tip #3 Never go alone... always tag teamUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 17
    • Step 1: WORK WITH DEVELOPERS Remember • They can be your best friend or worst enemy • Include them early in a solution UX • Show them examples of what you like and don’t like • Explain the thought behind a design • Thank them for a job well done • Always remind them...we are trying to make a better product DevelopersUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 18
    • Step 2: WORK WITH PRODUCT Remember • They are your closest ally • There is a grey area...work it out UX • You are there to make them look good • They help you push “hard” features forwardProduct MgrUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 19
    • Step 3: WORKING WITH QA Remember • If UX is the quarterback then QA is the receiver • They assure the quality of the experience UX • They are the final line of defense before the customer QAUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 20
    • With stakeholdersTip #4 Always present, never emailUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 21
    • Final Tip It’s not a war We’re all in this togetherUXPA 2012 Tribune Company 22
    • QUESTIONS?UXPA 2012 Tribune Company
    • Thank You.UXPA 2012 Tribune Company