A rootbeer drinking, cupcake eating, Spanish speaking, piano playing, handlebar mustache wearing designer/developer hybrid living in the glorious city of Charlotte, NC Bermon is the organizer of various community groups for user experience designers, front-end developers, and designers. He also leads the user experience practice for Cardinal Solutions' Charlotte, Raleigh and Tampa offices where he consults with large enterprise clients on interesting problems across user experience, design and front-end development. In his free time he contributes to http://sass-lang.com/ and is the creator of the Sass logo.
Product Development: Balancing “Agile” with Continuous Collaboration & Discovery - 4hrs
Overview The conversation around software development has historically been framed around the software developer’s workflow. As a result, most of the product development methodologies that enterprises typically use work great for developers.
However, these methods aren’t ideal for designers. Trying to break down the design process into a series of sprints is like trying to run a race where the finish line keeps moving. So what product development method really works for the design process, allowing for continuous discovery while still keeping on track with development?
In this workshop, we will talk about how we deal with these challenges, and run through a light version of this method by developing a solution to a problem.
This workshop is particularly useful for those, who struggle to adhere to Agile methodologies within the constraints of a final deadline for client deliverables.
Objective: This workshop is particularly useful for designers, developers, project managers, and tech teams, who struggle to adhere to Agile methodologies within the constraints of a final deadline for client deliverables. In this workshop, you will learn:
- Challenges that designers face on projects
- The pros and cons of some of the most common delivery methodologies
- A flexible UX methodology that approaches projects through experimenting, vetting ideas, and finding the best solution for continuous discovery
The Invisible Interface
Can an interface truly be invisible? What does that mean anyway? Without being terribly pedantic we’ll contrast and compare what invisible and visible interfaces really mean, share 6 examples while discussing our natural processes when interacting with various interfaces and how technology has begun to create new natural processes.