Agile & UX Together at UX Week 2013

At UX Week in San Francisco I spoke about “Agile & UX: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together.”

Many UX designers are introduced to Agile as a set of practices (standups, sprints, backlogs, retrospectives). At the core, agile is based on a set of values. By considering and connecting with these agile values, UX designers have an opportunity to connect with developers to cultivate better understanding and smoother working relationships.

I encourage UX designers to cultivate an agile mindset by keeping these six objectives in mind:

  • Be part of the team
  • Create conversation
  • Run experiments
  • Reduce waste
  • Find your cadence
  • Expand your toolbox

Please take a look at the deck and tell me what you think in the comments below!