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User Centered Design and Agile Development

Abstract: A friction often exists between User Centered Desgin (UCD) and Agile Software Development. On the one hand we all want to design a product that considers well the needs of the people who use it. On the other we want to deliver quickly through iteration and agile methodologies. It's not very obvious how these two ideas can be integrated... but they can. This session will cover how User Centered Design and Agile ...more »

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Minimum Viable Design: Lean/Agile system & software architecture

The yelling is over, the features are prioritized, the experiments are designed. Now it's time to implement. How do you transition from idea to MVP (or beta) without (1) having to throw everything away when your user base explodes or (2) getting stuck in design and architecture hell? I'll take you through an experience-based, platform-agnostic approach to creating lightweight architecture and design that is equally useful ...more »

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Beyond the compiler - conventions in a statically typed language

Approach of incorporating conventions to cut down on repetitive boilerplate code has been around for several years. How can we apply this approach in a staticaly typed language, like C# or Java to best leverage its strenghts while retaining benefits of the language and plaftorm? This talk will push the boundaries of your knowledge about using conventions. You will learn how to properly apply the aproach to dramatically ...more »

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