EVENT in Austin, TX: Agile+UX - Collaboration in the Wild (Panel Discussion)

12 Jun 2009 - 6:13pm
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Amy Jones
2009

Wednesday, July 1, Austin UX will host a panel discussing how agile
development teams and UX practitioners really collaborate in the wild.
The panel will begin with four, brief presentations from local
practitioners, describing what does and doesn't work in their
experience. Using the presentations to help frame the discussion, we'll
then spend the rest of the time answering questions, sharing strategies,
and learning from each other.
Event information
* When: Wednesday, July 1 at 6:00 PM
* Where: Convio, 11501 Domain Drive, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78758
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RSVP
Please RSVP using our listing on Eventbrite
<http://www.eventbrite.com/event/360410999> . Space is limited to 40
people.
Agenda
* 6:30 PM - Networking
* 7:00 PM - Introduction and panel presentations begin
* 7:40 PM - Open discussion
* 8:30 PM - Event ends
Speakers
* Jack Alford has been a usability practitioner at IBM for 29
years, after receiving a PhD in Human Experimental Psychology from the
University of Texas at Austin. Jack has worked at several IBM
development labs, with responsibility for office software, operating
systems, and system management user interfaces. He is currently a user
experience designer in the IBM Systems and Technology Group at IBM
Austin, designing browser-based interfaces for several products that are
in various stages of adoption of Agile methods, and is also a member of
a Lean/Agile development process transformation team. Jack is a member
of UPA. His non-work interests include sailing, organic gardening, and
golf.
* Austin Govella has worked with agile methods since 2002. He is a
user experience designer with Convio and co-authored the second edition
of Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web with Christina
Wodtke. He writes about better experience, better products, and better
teams at his blog, Thinking and Making
<http://www.thinkingandmaking.com>
* Hugh Morrow has been working on software GUIs for over 20 years,
covering everything from tax software to enterprise dashboards. He
currently works as a Senior UX Engineer at Borland, where the emphasis
is on Agile development practices. Hugh's background is in the design
disciplines, but he is very involved in usability assessment efforts and
is particularly interested in Contextual Inquiry as a means of gaining
insight into user experience.
* Don Turnbull was an assistant professor with the School of
Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Don's teaching and
research focused on designing Web information architectures, information
systems analysis, Information Retrieval the Semantic Web and Knowledge
Management Systems. In the nascent days of the World Wide Web, Don was
the Lead Technical Architect at IBM Interactive Multimedia, working on
the World Book/IBM Multimedia Encyclopedia and other large- scale
information architecture design and development projects. Don received
his doctorate from the University of Toronto focusing on Knowledge
Discovery (Data Mining) for Informetric and Behavioral Models of Web
Use.

Amy L. E. Jones
User Researcher
Convio, Inc.
ajones at convio.com
512.652.7831

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