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Creating Products Collaboratively - HIVE 2014

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One of the main “benefits” to the traditional waterfall process is that it provides plenty of time for designers to refine their output, thinking through the big picture as well as the details before implementation. However, agile/lean workflow upends that to a large degree, with design delivered in a more just-in-time fashion.

Faster turnaround isn’t anathema to producing delightful work, but there is a balancing act that needs to be done. Much as code is “refactored” throughout a project, the same occurs with design, with it evolving as needs shift and as the project comes together.

In this talk Melissa Scott, lead designer, and Barton Mcguire, lead developer, will describe their experiences with Distiller, a Substantial client project that was built in agile/lean fashion and has evolved over time. Using validation and an iterative approach they’ve launched Distiller and turned it into an experience that has resonated with users and critics alike.

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Creating Products Collaboratively - HIVE 2014

  1. 1. Creating Products Collaboratively @Substantial
  2. 2. Iteration & validation while building products is good @Substantial
  3. 3. Collaboration is critical @Substantial
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  22. 22. Ideas, Tools & Learnings @Substantial
  23. 23. Share space @Substantial
  24. 24. @Substantial Share tools
  25. 25. Share process @Substantial
  26. 26. Share meals @Substantial
  27. 27. The deliverable is the product @Substantial
  28. 28. Re-imagining
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  29. 29. Embrace flexibility, let go of 
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  30. 30. Build <a> common l#nguage @Substantial
  31. 31. – Design debt – Design refactoring – Developers in design critiques – Designers who commit code – 360 retros across team
 – Stand-ups for everyone @Substantial
  32. 32. @Substantial Beta 3 Months Today
  33. 33. @Substantial Pairing
  34. 34. Pairing when planning @Substantial
  35. 35. Pairing when designing @Substantial
  36. 36. Pairing when implementing @Substantial
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  38. 38. Start at the 
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  39. 39. Zoom in Zoom out @Substantial
  40. 40. Early phase: 2 Actions Today: 4+ Actions
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  42. 42. @Substantial The Results 1.5MRecommendations 8wkTime to Market Healthy User Growth 400+ Expert Bottle Reviews
  43. 43. “With expert ratings and thousands 
 of data points, it's like a well-curated music feed, but for booze.” – Gizmodo @Substantial “It’s like having one of those snooty liquor connoisseurs on call, in your pocket. Except no annoying mustache.” – Yahoo Tech
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  45. 45. So, how can you 
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  46. 46. Designers:
 Invite a developer to a brainstorm or design review ! Developers: Pair with a designer when you implement 
 your next UI feature ! Everyone! Find a way to co-locate as much as possible @Substantial
  47. 47. let’s build amazing 
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  48. 48. Thank You @Substantial

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