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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.

User Interface Design in an Agile Environment

About Jim Unger

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.

About Jeff White

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.

Recommended Reading

Ungar, Jim, White, Jeff (2008): Agile user centered design: enter the design studio — a case study. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 2167-2178.https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358650

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted 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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