Innovative and breakthrough methodologies for Designer <-> Developer teamwork
Ljuba Youngblom is an experienced designer and product manager who lives and works in Bay Area. He shares his experience as co-founder and Head of Product and Design at Automatic, a San Francisco-based IOT startup, with a focus on how designers and engineers worked together to build high quality features fast. He covers lean cross-functional team workflows, practical and scalable design documentation, and lessons learned in 7-year long product startup journey.
What are UX trends for 2018?
Ognjen Lopušina, designer, writer and photographer explains how designer's role will adapt in the era of artificial intelligence. He talks about writing as important skill in UX design and shows meaningful examples of do's and dont's in copywriting. As a long-time employee of large product design company and more than 20 years of experience, he argues how design fits with lean and agile development methodologies. Finally, he adresses how UX design will transform itself to more broader profession in upcoming years.
Milovan Jovičić chats with Ognjen, moderate the session and questions thereafter.
Get to know UX research technique of creating personas - imaginary but realistic description of an average user of your product.
Personas help the entire team be on the same page about the user and their habits - they are the foundation for other research techniques.
Existing Personas with their usage throughout the project are showcased. Our fellow Marko Aleksić presented a talk.
"Why does implementation look completely different than what we designed?"
Stories compiled during years of design-development practice:
Natalie Hughes, director of design in Embroker makes introductionary speech and her collegue Alex presents some interesting stories from their experience working with remote teams with time difference of +9 hours.
Our fellows from SpiceFactory contribute with interesting and funny stories, findings and conclusions from their rich experience in design and development - along with couple more guests from local community.
Every design project should start with research, and should involve research even after project deployment.
Topics addressed in this meetup:
Our friends from SpiceFactory present their research in online banking project: how simple design decisions and improvements based on observations shaped up the product and increased business metrics.