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“User Interface Design in an Agile Environment”: Jeff White and Jim Unger’s talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference

In their talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference, they describe their experience with the merger of user centered design into agile (team) development practice as manifest in a one day design studio […]

As interaction designers working within agile teams, Jeff White and Josh Unger have used a design studio approach to user interface design on five separate occasions over the past year in order to establish design direction during early development cycles and provide the design vision for multiple sprints. In their talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference, they describe their experience with the merger of user centered design into agile (team) development practice as manifest in a one day design studio. The evolution of one design using the design studio process is presented, and benefits and challenges to a design studio approach are discussed.

Jeff White graduated from Purdue University where he studied Computer Graphics Technology and Visual Communication Design. He’s been the owner of an ad agency in Charlotte, NC and now works for JewelryTV in Knoxville, TN where he works with teams of engineers to design and develop rich internet applications.

Jim Ungar holds a Master’s Degree in HCI from the University of Michigan. He’s been an Interaction Designer for companies such as Sandia National Laboratories and the Naval Postgraduate School. Jim is currently the Senior Interaction Designer at JewelryTV in Knoxville, TN where he leads the design of rich internet applications.

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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