My Creative Mornings talk about Agile Design

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This morning Tina and the CreativeMornings team gave me the opportunity to talk about agile design. I really liked the vibe in the room which made it pretty easy for me to talk about a design process that is going to be used more often in non traditional areas of design. To make things easier, here’s the links from my resources slide. For those that came out—thanks so much for taking some time out of your day.

The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It
by Joshua Cooper Ramo

Adaptive Path
http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/

Is incremental design the wave of the future?
http://www.cooper.com/journal/2009/02/incremental_design.html

Ethan Eismann (Look for the Designing for Agile: Seven Practices)
http://eismann-sf.com/news/?cat=12

Twelve emerging best practices for adding UX work to Agile development
http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/emerging_best_agile_ux_practice.html

Design as an Iterative Process
http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=686&fileId=1657

Is Your Agile Software Process Handcuffing the User Experience Design?
http://design-for-users.com/user-experience/agile-software-process-user-experience-design/

Kanban Development Oversimplified
http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/2009/kanban_over_simplified.html

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  • Gustav

    What's the font you use in the presentation?

  • david

    where i can watch the videos of the creative mornings???

  • http://am3thyst.net/blog Amy

    Good talk! Agile design was an esoteric topic to me but your presentation cleared some things up.

    I thought about your question about using agile design at firms. I find that at my company (gelofactory.com), we use agile design processes for retainer clients and iterative design processes for other clients. Clients that have us on retainer for their projects, are more receptive to taking time to collaborate and circle back to designs or code.

    It also helps if the project doesn't have a hard deadline that we need to meet. For projects that have phases and several launch dates for feature sets, we use agile design processes, just out of habit.