Re: [agile-usability] Agile Conference
- I'm planning on attending as a presenter. I think many UX folks would do well to spend some time at conferences where they are exposed to people outside of their profession.After being a presenter and reviewer for UPA And CHI for about 10 years it is my personal opinion that UX folks need to spend more time considering how their work integrates with other fields. I believe this so much I started a company to help others do this.Shipping innovative products is a team effort. Lots of skills are needed.
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On Mar 4, 2011, at 5:58 AM, Todd Zaki Warfel <lists@...> wrote:
I've attended as a presenter for the past three years. I've worked with Jonathan "Yoni" Knoll do build a mobile donation webapp and ship it in 48hrs at the Agile conference two years ago. The entire app was conceived, designed and built at the conference and shipped in 48hrs. It took donations for Mano A Mano and we pulled in 4x what we had expected.Generally, the sessions for UX are pretty high quality—higher quality than what you'll see at SxSW. The downside is the conference is huge, there are 8-12 sessions running at any given time and selecting one can be a challenge.On Mar 3, 2011, at 9:56 AM, awfelix wrote:
- I presented at Agile 2009 in Chicago ("5 Users Every Friday: A Case Study in Applied Research").
This was my first experience at an Agile conference - and it was outstanding, both as a speaker and attendee. The UX program was very practical and inspiring (Jared Spool's keynote "The Dawning of the Age of Experience" and Jeff Patton's talk on "Pragmatic Personas" were among the many highlights).
As strong as the UX program was, I have to say the best surprise of the conference was what I learned when I stepped outside of my comfort zone.
Some of my favorite non-UX sessions included:
- Coach Aikido: Lessons and Support for Abused Coaches in Hostile Environments
- Aristotle and the Art of Software Development
- Blitz Planning
- Angela Martin's research on Agile culture and process.
Senior Interaction Designer, SnagAJob.com