by John Schrag
Designers at Autodesk like to be involved in the larger design community, by attending and speaking at conferences. At the upcoming Usability Professional’s Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia, my colleague Desirée Sy and I will be presenting a one-day tutorial called “Agile UX Toolkit”. And because we believe in usability testing and iterative development, we are going to prepare by doing a dry-run of that course at our office in Toronto, Canada. We’re inviting any UX professionals in the Toronto area who are interested to attend, practically for free. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know how to register. Thanks!
Agile UX Toolkit:
As more organizations adopt agile development practices, UX practitioners want to ensure that the resulting products are still designed with users in mind. This tutorial teaches basic, proven methods to integrate user-centered design practices into agile teams.
The tutorial is for experienced UX practitioners and managers who work on agile teams, or who will be transitioning to agile. Prior experience with agile methods is not needed, and the course does not focus on a particular agile methodology.
The morning teaches new skills for planning design on agile teams, and the afternoon focuses on agile adaptations to usability testing and research methods. Research methods covered in this tutorial focus on eliciting observed user behavior (such as contextual inquiry, and formative usability testing).
Date: Friday, May 6th, 2011
Time: 9AM to 5PM, with lunch and morning/afternoon breaks
Location: Autodesk, 210 King Street East, Toronto
All materials provided
Although the course itself is free, we are asking attendees to chip in $20, which will be used to pay for lunch, and coffee and snacks at the breaks. To register and find out how to chip in, send an email to email@example.com.