Why Agile and Mobile Design Is the Focus at UX Immersion

Jared Spool

January 24th, 2012

In the last two years, the UX world has seen some drastic changes. Our designs, and the processes to get to them, are undergoing a transformation that forces UX designers to rethink what they do.

Users’ behaviors change based on how they view digital content. The desktop computer is no longer the norm for reading content and conducting web interactions. As a designer you must think about designing for the plethora of mobile devices now available. It’s not a question of whether to consider mobile design, it’s a matter of actually planning and implementing it now.

And how we communicate our designs is shifting. Agile threw a wrench into wireframes and the solid set of deliverables that would serve as a contract. More and more, design teams are testing out the idea of a collaborative journey where design and development are working together in short sprints.

However, one major core UX principle has not changed: put the user first, think about who they are and what they need, and build to their tasks.

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We thought about all of this when we were putting together the UX Immersion Conference 2012 – Agile/Mobile happening in Portland, OR, April 23-25, 2012. Our vision for this event is to bring the newest, most critical thinking around two separate and important topics: mobile design and the Agile process. We’re not presenting brief introductions and sending everyone on their way. We want UX pros to get an in-depth understanding of what’s new and what’s changing.

We’ve carefully designed the UX Immersion program to get you completely up to speed on where we are in these new worlds. You’ll learn the latest techniques for dealing with a UX process in an Agile environment. You’ll discover what it takes to build usable, useful, and delightful mobile apps that work within the ever-changing standards.

We’ve assembled an amazing team of leading-edge thinkers on these new forces. These folks have been pioneering these areas. They are the thought-leaders that everyone goes to for the tough problems. And, importantly, they are excellent teachers who can make a day of this material really fun and engaging. Who are they? You’ll find out really soon.

Get on the VIP List

Later this week, the UX Immersion 2012 – Agile/Mobile web site will launch. On January 30, registration will open exclusively to those on the VIP list (believe me, you want to be be on the VIP list). These folks will get the first shot at the 100 seats available at the lowest conference price. Starting at 5:00 pm, January 31, we open registration to everyone.

Become a VIP by signing up for the UX Immersion email list. As a VIP you’re guaranteed the lowest conference price, a conference gift, and other special perks. You can also follow us on Twitter for the latest conference updates and news.

We’ll see you in Portland in April.

UX Immersion 2012 - Agile/Mobile

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