Posted by: Eric Lefevre-Ardant | August 5, 2009

Meet Deanna, User Interface Designer

“It’s difficult to keep up with all the design work I need to do to support the team in the next iteration. I don’t get to work with users as much as I’d like to.”

Deanna’s company is just starting to work with agile development. Her other team members that just came back from agile training have no idea what she should be doing and when. In the mean time she’s supposed to be designing UI for various parts of screens that appear in the next sprint’s stories. Deanna would like help understanding how a healthy UX practice fits inside a tight agile lifecycle.

Deanna is eager to hear Jared M. Spool talking about The Dawning of the Age of Experience. Since his keynote is going to be attended by the entire crowd of participants, she hopes people with other roles in a project will understanded her work better. Deanna is also looking forward to Hands-on Guerilla User Testing, a talk by Luke Barrett and Marc Mcneill. Agile User Experience Design Emergent Practices by Jeff Patton seems to address her concerns directly, too.

Does this story sound familiar to you? Deanna is a persona, a fictional character used to focus parts of the conference. Come and meet like-minded participants at Agile 2009 Conference. And check out the top sessions at the conference for Deanna.



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