Traditionally, UX isn’t built into Agile. But by adapting collaborative design techniques, you can become an integral part of the Agile process.
By gathering contextual data on — and building for — how people actually work, your teams will understand your design decisions and rally around them.
Help your Agile team deliver effectively by writing stories that describe the user experience as small, actionable inputs with expected outcomes.
If you’re part of an Agile development team that doesn’t quite (yet) understand the value of UX design, then don’t miss this workshop. Because Hugh will teach you how to use the right language, data, and methods to make Agile and UX play nice together in your day-to-day work.
He’ll explain the background of Agile, including its traditional definitions of “customers” and “delivery.” That way, you can shift your mindset to design for the practice of work and begin applying user-centric design to your project efforts.
You’ll find out how to gather contextual data on how people work as a necessary prerequisite to both your prototyping efforts and getting team buy-in. Under Hugh’s lead, you’ll walk through the structure of contextual inquiries as a technique to collect data on a singular design problem.
Finally, you’ll translate what you’ve learned through inquiries and paper prototyping to your team’s Agile process. And, ultimately, by learning to write bite-sized user stories, you’ll demonstrate that UX is truly a vital aspect to both focused progress and successful delivery.
As founder and CTO of InContext Design, Hugh Beyer is no stranger to the nuanced balance between user experience and development. He’s renowned for coaching designers and engineers to let go of their heated opposition to one another and learn to love collaboration — and all to make technology work better for its users.
In fact, Hugh pioneered the notion of UX design for the practice of work. Companies and universities worldwide regularly use his book, Contextual Design: Defining Customer Centered Systems, to integrate customer-centered techniques into their traditional development processes. And now Agile development teams are doing the same with his latest publication, User-Centered Agile Methods, to more fully embrace UX in their processes.
Just spend one day with Hugh and you’ll understand the landscape of Agile, work smarter within it, collaborative better with your team, and design more intuitive experiences that help end-users work better.