LeanUX with Special Guest Will Evans

This month UXPerth is stepping it up with special guest Will Evans, we are very fortunate to have Will present on Lean UX.

LeanUX is a Useful F*cking Lie

To understand LeanUX, we'll introduce Lean, Lean Systems, and Lean Startup to situate LeanUX in context. This introduction and discussion will use Kanban to explore various aspects and ideas of LeanUX such as hypothesis formulation, assumptions gathering, multi-hypothesis testing and designing / running experiments to create tight feedback loops of customer insight.

We'll cover aspects of LeanUX research, which is conducted to gain a validated understanding of the user's problem hypothesis to understand if the problem we think customers have, is something they actually have before spending months and tens of thousands of dollars doing wasteful UX research & design time on a concept that delivers no customer value.

We'll also discuss lightweight techniques for sharing the research process with the entire team, covering the basics of customer research, interviewing, cognitive biases in user research, and how to create light-weight, rapid personas for solution hypothesis validation. We'll then cover collaborative ideation, designer pairing, and how lean teams work together to reduce batch size and increase the flow of customer business value increments - concepts mostly unheard of in product development teams following agile or waterfall ideologies.

About Will Evans

Will Evans is a highly respected User Experience Design practitioner from New York City.

Will is responsible for working across the organization to create extraordinary user experiences and new product innovation, running Lean UX conference and is Design Thinker in Residence at NYU Stern's Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

He has over 15 years industry experience in interaction design, information architecture, and user experience strategy. His experiences include directing UX for social network analytics & terrorism modelling.

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  • Carl S.

    Awesome speaker, awesome content. Wish I could have stayed until the end. I think Will would have gone on forever if he was allowed!

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Jérôme M.

    Awesome meetup. Thanks to all the organizers!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Damien H.

    A thoroughly enjoyable meetup! Cheers

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Gary B.

    There is a video and slides for a shorter version of the talk at Lean Agile - http://www.leanagilescotland.com/videos/lascot13/semanticwill

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Danielle

    This was a great meet up. Great to see such a great turn out for a wonderful speaker. Lots of useful info to take in :)

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Sharee B.

    Thank you for the great presentation Will. Thank you Perth UX for organising such an interesting speaker and for BankWest for the venue, nibbles and drinks.

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Greg S.

    LeanStartup + DesignThinking + ComplexAdaptiveSystems
    (Don't cross the streams!)
    2.5 hours of talk (!) plus catch up in the pub afterwards. Nice one Will, and good coup, Gary.

    I really enjoyed that. Thanks to all.

    October 15, 2013

  • Justin von P.

    excellent presentation, left much to ponder!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Ivy C.

    Great presentation! Yes, my head exploded... many thanks for organising and thanks BankWest.

    October 15, 2013

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  • Ashley A.

    Excellent presentation, thanks Perth UX and BankWest!

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Jonathan S.

    Would love to attend this one! Any chance of recording it or remote access (only for overseas peoples...) Gary ?

    October 9, 2013

    • Rachel B.

      That would be great if it was recorded as I really would like to attend but can't.

      October 14, 2013

    • Valeria S.

      I can bring a webcam, I'll see if I can hook it up to anything to record <:

      1 · October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't leave early enough from work, hopefully I can attend the next one.

    October 14, 2013

  • Will E.

    I'm really excited about coming to Perth to give this talk.
    #TrueFact which most people don't know - my mom lives in Perth.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Valeria S.

    I'm trying to invite a few people from Woodside, do you think there will be enough room?

    September 27, 2013

    • Gary B.

      There is room for over 100 people, if needed.. so yes invite away..

      September 27, 2013

  • Valeria S.

    Nice one Gary!! Looking forward to this!

    September 26, 2013

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