[EVENT] Maine IxDA - Wed. August 26 - Interaction Design and Agile Development (& Kevin Silver meet \'n\' greet!)

20 Aug 2009 - 10:04am
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Benjamin Ho

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Fab Lab - Pemaquid Communications
Street: 28 Maple Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Portland, ME


Chow & chat -- pizza, beer, sody pop -- Portland Pie is donating free
pizza to all Maine IxDA soiree participants (normal charge for
hooooraaay & thanks to Portland Pie and generous host, Pemaquid

Jist of talk -- Over the last few years the various flavors of agile
have taken a greater foothold as the development process de jour and
this isn't necessarily a bad thing. But it does raise many questions
as to how best incorporate a formal design process within agile
development: Should you still do upfront design work? When and where
do designers do their work within agile development? How can you
avoid an endless agile journey? To answer these questions we'll
first explore the why of design, identify the core benefits of being
agile and look at how design incorporates within agile development.

Kevin Silver bio -- Kevin is an empathetic champion of the end user
and has been involved in designing the behavior of digital products
since 1995. He has worked on a diverse range of projects for the
government, software companies and many nationally recognized brands
providing strategic direction and interaction design goodness. As a
passionate advocate for Interaction Design, Kevin led the charge in
forming an IxDA local group in New Mexico and is currently on the
IxDA Global Board of Directors. In his role on the IxDA Board, Kevin
oversees more than 80 IxDA local groups from around the world.
Currently he is UX Designer at Tyler Technologies working to deliver
the next generation of financial software for local governments and

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