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Testing the release early: the "Release often" mantra

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A presentation for the 2010 Participatory Design Conference held in Sydney. This presentation focusses on the "Reduce Your Footprint" project and how we used agile and participatory design throughout the course of the project.

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Testing the release early: the "Release often" mantra

  1. Reduce Your FootprintTesting the release early:the “Release often”Diana MounterNovember 2010
  2. Considered design: our toolkit Human centred design Participatory design Agile methodologies Ethnographic researchReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  3. Considered design: our principles Design for people Always design in context Ask questions, reject assumptions Design with your community Break up problems into smaller ones Discover hidden opportunities Encourage risk taking and celebrate mistakesReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  4. It’s how we unravel a world of messy situations ...Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  5. It’s how we unravel a world of messy situations ...Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  6. ... to design something that works.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  7. ... to design something that works.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  8. Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  9. ImmersionA year of knowledge, experience, and insights to unravel.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  10. ImmersionA year of knowledge, experience, and insights to unravel.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  11. Immersion Scope workshopReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  12. Immersion Scope workshop Synthesizing outcomes to define scopeReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  13. Immersion Scope workshop Synthesizing outcomes to define scope Desk researchReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  14. Immersion Scope workshop Synthesizing outcomes to define scope Desk research Observational research and interviewsReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  15. Immersion Scope workshop Synthesizing outcomes to define scope Desk research Observational research and interviews Workshopping ideas with the communications teamReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  16. ResearchGaining insights into behaviours in the home.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  17. ResearchGaining insights into behaviours in the home.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  18. ResearchGaining insights into behaviours in the home.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  19. ResearchMeeting residents, gaining insights through co-design activitiesReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  20. User Experience StrategyReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  21. User Experience Strategy“...my biggest fear is that it willbe a huge success” - media officerReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  22. User Experience StrategyReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  23. User Experience StrategyReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  24. User Experience StrategyArchitecting the experience, a human-centered approachReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  25. Keeping focus on the userReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  26. Keeping focus on the userSarah, the new mum.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  27. Keeping focus on the userSarah, the new mum.“I can explore questions and associatedanswers from residents filtered by atopic...”Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  28. Student Life JourneysIterative UNSW Student Life - UserReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra Experience Strategy
  29. Student Life JourneysIterative UNSW Student Life - UserReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra Experience Strategy
  30. Branding was a challenge“Please simplify the term - it is simply about reducing ourimpact...”Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  31. a/b testingReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  32. Branding workshopReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  33. Seeding contentReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  34. SurveyAmbassador“It would be great if we could get an emailwhen a new question is posted on thesite”Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  35. StatsReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  36. Iterating on design/architectureReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  37. Iterating on design/architectureReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  38. Iterating on design/architectureReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  39. Agile + participatoryTransparency to the client and to the communityFrequent inspection, feedback and reviewAllowed adaptionHelped ensure we are and keep building the rightthing.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  40. Release oftenRelease, review, get feedback, improve.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  41. Release oftenRelease, review, get feedback, improve.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  42. ResultsClient very happy, yet to market heavily.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  43. ResultsLots of ! on composting and worm farmsReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  44. ResultsCouncil enjoying new platform to promote progress and eventsReduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  45. Looking aheadImproving design, marketing, making it social.Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  46. digitaleskimo.netdigitaleskimo.tumblr.comslideshare.net/diana.mounterDiana is @broccolini
  47. Reduce Your Footprint - Release often mantra
  48. Thanks!

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