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Listen to Stuart Curran’ “Stories to Stories” talk

This talk is aimed at anyone who is looking for practical ways to bridge the gaps between traditional research and agile practices by focussing on activities that hold common value for both […]

In agile software development, “user stories” acknowledge the importance of the user but how can we know that the needs the stories represents are genuine and valuable? Stuart Curran looks at how user stories can be improved by using mental models to align them with real behaviour.

On the flipside, he also considers how generative user research can benefit from a lean approach and show that many of the techniques are similar to those used in a typical agile project.

This talk is aimed at anyone who is looking for practical ways to bridge the gaps between traditional research and agile practices by focussing on activities that hold common value for both.

Stories to Stories IA Summit 2013 from Stuart Curran

Stuart is a UX/strategy guy with a background in information architecture, interface design and project management. He currently works as a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks, the agile software folks. Before that he spent 6 years working in advertising and a further 7 years in web design.

via Stories to Stories | IA Summit Library.

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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