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Agile Design

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How can designers work in
 an Agile method?

Agile Product Design - goo.gl/dS6M7Y
Time Travel - goo.gl/QPvX3N
Design Spike - goo.gl/Z09Wpr

Quotes:
Mark Boulton - http://markboulton.co.uk/journal/how-we-work
Luke Clum - http://webdesignledger.com/tips/applying-agile-principles-to-design
Cennydd Bowles - http://alistapart.com/article/gettingrealaboutagiledesign
James Archer - http://forty.co/agile-design-what-weve-learned

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Agile Design

  1. 1. Chris Compston @ndxcc Thursday, 3 July 14
  2. 2. …for designers Agile Thursday, 3 July 14
  3. 3. What type of Designer? Graphic Designer 8% UX Designer 7% UI Designer 15% Web Designer 38% Multidisciplinary 32% 8% 92% Thursday, 3 July 14
  4. 4. Do you work Agile? Scrum 19% Kanban 4% Different / Modified 23% Doesn’t use 14% Doesn’t know 40% 46% 54% Thursday, 3 July 14
  5. 5. Conclusions 50% of web based designers don’t use Agile Thursday, 3 July 14
  6. 6. Mark Boulton - 2014 “…design is a naturally iterative process. We make things and then fix things as we go.” http://markboulton.co.uk/journal/how-we-work Thursday, 3 July 14
  7. 7. Waterfall, Scrum and Kanban Agile Development Thursday, 3 July 14
  8. 8. Waterfall 1 Discover 2 Plan 3 Build 4 Review Thursday, 3 July 14
  9. 9. Agile 1 Discover 2 Plan 3 Build 4 Review 1 Discover 2 Plan 3 Build 4 Review 1 Discover 2 Plan 3 Build 4 Review 1 Discover 2 Plan 3 Build 4 Review Thursday, 3 July 14
  10. 10. 1 Split your organisation 2 Split your work & time 3 Optimise the process Scrum Thursday, 3 July 14
  11. 11. Scrum UX UI Dev Test Sprint 1 Sprint 2 Sprint 3 Sprint 4 Planning Daily standups Sprint Client Approvals Sprint Retrospectives Release Thursday, 3 July 14
  12. 12. Kanban 1 Visualise the workflow 2 Limit work in progress 3 Measure the lead time Thursday, 3 July 14
  13. 13. Kanban UX UI Dev Test Release Daily standups Ticket Client Approvals Sprint Retrospectives Sprint 1 Thursday, 3 July 14
  14. 14. Luke Clum - 2013 http://webdesignledger.com/tips/applying-agile-principles-to-design “…software development isn’t web design, and the agile method isn’t necessarily a solid template that should be applied to the design process.” Thursday, 3 July 14
  15. 15. How can designers work in an Agile method? Agile Design Thursday, 3 July 14
  16. 16. 1 Find out where you are 2 Take a small step towards your goal 3 Adjust understanding based learnings 4 Repeat Back to basics Thursday, 3 July 14
  17. 17. It’s about change Minimal Viable Product favoured over pixel perfect design Working in the browser Thursday, 3 July 14
  18. 18. However… Constant communication is a must Be careful of waterfall in iterations Letting go of control is always scary Thursday, 3 July 14
  19. 19. Cennydd Bowles - 2008 http://alistapart.com/article/gettingrealaboutagiledesign “…Agile does allow us to still do the things we hold dear - research, develop a vision, and test and improve our designs - we just need new techniques.” Thursday, 3 July 14
  20. 20. Google Ventures Agile Product Design goo.gl/dS6M7Y Thursday, 3 July 14
  21. 21. Day 1 Research Day 2 Idea generation Day 3 Idea refinement Day 4 Rapid prototyping Day 5 Output Thursday, 3 July 14
  22. 22. Hour 1 Research Hour 2 Idea generation Hour 3 Idea refinement Hour 4 Rapid prototyping Hour 5 Output Thursday, 3 July 14
  23. 23. Equal time for research, ideas and prototyping Ideas from various areas of the business Potential to have the perfect end product What’s Great Thursday, 3 July 14
  24. 24. Requires full participation of various stakeholders Only have a prototype to work with Might have to push into another sprint The Challenges Thursday, 3 July 14
  25. 25. James Archer “In the world of design, change is an everyday reality, so Agile is a very natural fit, once you figure out how to make it work for you. ” http://forty.co/agile-design-what-weve-learned Thursday, 3 July 14
  26. 26. Made By Many Time Travel goo.gl/QPvX3N Thursday, 3 July 14
  27. 27. Stage 1 Travel into the future, try visiting various possible futures and experiment with the time travel. Stage 2 Explain how far into the future you’ve been and explain what it looks like. Thursday, 3 July 14
  28. 28. Holistic future view of product Allows designers to regain control No fixed number of Sprints ahead Allow for creative exploration What’s Great Thursday, 3 July 14
  29. 29. Misunderstanding from stakeholders Could easily fall out of Agile process Working in isolation The Challenges Thursday, 3 July 14
  30. 30. Damon Dimmick Design Spike goo.gl/Z09Wpr Thursday, 3 July 14
  31. 31. Stage 1 When faced with big picture design issues mid sprint, pause development and insert a design spike Stage 2 Work through the design issue, make a decision and proceed with sprint Thursday, 3 July 14
  32. 32. Works along side other Agile processes Developer involvement Backlog can be worked through What’s Great Thursday, 3 July 14
  33. 33. Reactive rather than proactive Pauses development sprint Potentially erratic The Challenges Thursday, 3 July 14
  34. 34. Discuss … any questions? Thursday, 3 July 14

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