Agile UX Toolkit: A 1-day workshop presented by Desiree Sy and John Schrag
Desirée Sy was one of the earliest user experience advocates for agile UX, first adapting usability methods for agile in 2002. She's presented, taught, discussed, and written about this and other UX work both in-house and at UPA, CHI, Agile, and Agile Roots, most notably in the Journal of Usability Studies. She was the program chair of the inaugural Balanced Team Conference in 2011. She’s been crafting useful and enjoyable user experiences for over 20 years, the last 15 of them at Autodesk (formerly Alias). Customers and trade reviewers have described the user interfaces she’s designed as both innovative and a pleasure to use. To misquote Dorothy Parker, she’s worked agile and she’s worked waterfall -– and agile is better.
John Schrag has been designing software tools for designers and artists for more than 20 years, most of which was spent working at Alias, later acquired by Autodesk. Specializing in interface design for artistic users with open-ended tasks, John has helped create 3d graphics tools for graphic artists, typographers, industrial designers, automotive stylists, animators in film and videogames, architects and sculptors. He has presented at various conferences, including UPA and SIGGRAPH on the topics of 3d manipulator design, best practices for gathering unbiased data, designing interfaces for reading-averse users and the value of early formative testing. He is a strong proponent and teacher of agile design methods at Autodesk, and serves as an agile coach for the Media & Entertainment division.