Diana DeMarco Brown and Jen McGinn Presenting:
Five Myths of Agile UX
Are you working with an Agile development team? Or have you wondered how Agile + UX works at all? In this talk, we discuss 5 Agile UX Myths, why they are really just myths, and how you can work around them. We will explore the history, and reality, behind such myths as: there is only one way to do Agile UX, usability testing can’t be done with Agile, there is never any kind of high level design, the UX team must/shouldn’t produce deliverables, and UX folks don’t need any Agile training. We’ll draw on our own experiences on Agile (and more recently Lean) teams as well as the experiences of the people Diana interviewed for her book. Don’t have the book yet? Don’t worry! We’ll raffle off a couple of copies at the meeting, so maybe you’ll leave with one!
About Our Speakers
Diana DeMarco Brown, author of Agile User Experience Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to Making It Work, currently works as a Principal User Experience Designer at Nuance, in Burlington, MA. Prior to Nuance, she worked as a designer and design manager for Oracle, Aspen Tech, Autodesk, Raytheon, and The MathWorks. Diana holds an MS in Engineering Management and a BS in Engineering Psychology, both from Tufts University.
Jen McGinn, co-creator of a new lightweight method for usability testing in Agile environments (PDF), currently works as a Senior Manager of User Research at Oracle in Burlington, MA. Prior to Oracle, she worked as a user researcher for Nokia, and as a designer and user researcher at SolidWorks and Sun Microsystems. Jen holds an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University and a BS in Information Systems from UMBC.
- 6:00 PM: Meet & Greet, Refreshments
- 7:00 PM: Opening Remarks
- 7:15 PM: Five Myths of Agile UX
- 8:15 PM: Wrap up
- 8:30 PM: Networking