Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business

NOTE: This event is FULL and will start at 7pm. See below for agenda:

Traditionally UX Design has been a deliverables practice. Wireframes, sitemaps, etc defined the practice of UX Design (IA, IxD, UI Design etc). While this work has helped define what a UX Designer does and their value, it has also put designers in the deliverables business – measured & compensated for the quality of their deliverables (instead of the success of the experiences they design).

Lean UX is a methodology of marrying Agile and User Experience design in a way that can work in any size company and any development environment.

Join Boston PHP and O'Reilly Author Jeff Gothelf as we show you Lean UX - the practice of bringing the experience to light faster, with less emphasis on deliverables and greater focus on the actual experience being designed. 

Attendees will take away clear, tactical ways to incorporate this way of working that will have them delivering better designs, faster in a more collaborative manner. If you've loved our separate events on Agile and UX, then this event is for you.

About Jeff:
Jeff Gothelf is the author of the upcoming O'Reilly book (2012), Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business. He is an Agile practitioner, interaction designer, user experience team leader, blogger, public speaker, author and design/product thinker. Jeff is currently the Director of User Experience at TheLadders.com in NYC where he lead a team of interaction designers, visual designers and copywriters in pursuit of reinventing the online jobs industry.

Our Topic Sponsor
This event is being made possible by a generous donation and sponsorship from Above The Fold Design. They are a Boston based company providing businesses and developers with user experience consulting and user interface designs that are intuitive, evocative and results-oriented. 

Food Sponsor
We are pleased that User Interface Engineering (UIE) is sponsoring the social pizza hour from 7-8pm. Everyone will get a free virtual seminar from UIE.  

Spread the word
Our hashtag for this event is #bostonphp & #leanux. The short url to this event is http://meetu.ps/5Bvgd

Here is something you can post on blogs and sites about Lean UX:

Boston PHP is having a free event that will be a 90 minute live presentation from Jeff Gothelf on Lean UX. If you are in the Boston/Cambridge area in April 2012, then you should join and RSVP! We cover a lot of great UX topics as well.

http://meetu.ps/5Bvgd


Agenda:     
7:00 - 7:45 : Doors open, socializing, Food
7:45 - 8:00 : Announcements
8:00 - 10:00 : Main Presentation
9:00 - ???? : Beers at Champions Bar

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  • Claire

    any ETA on the video?

    May 16, 2012

  • Harlan Weber

    OK, great, thanks so much! I just hadn't had any response to my previous questions, so now I know. Appreciate it!

    April 26, 2012

  • Bobby Cahill

    @Harlan, Merlin is correct. A video will be posted for this event and we will notify everyone when it is available.

    April 26, 2012

  • Merlin Calo

    If there video was done, I am sure it is the works. When it goes up PHP usually send out a message to let membership know.

    April 26, 2012

  • Harlan Weber

    I guess I'll try one more time - does anyone know if the video from this is posted anywhere? Thanks!

    April 26, 2012

  • Bobby Cahill

    Clearly Jeff has done this before! That's how a presentation should be. Slides with pictures or diagrams and only main points. The talk was engaging and full of anecdotes from real life experience to back up the message. Great job Jeff!

    April 17, 2012

  • Michael Bourque

    To get your free UIE Virtual Seminar, look here: http://www.bostonphp.org/messag...­

    April 13, 2012

  • wendee fiorillo

    I guess the same question as Harlan, it was mentioned at the end of Jeff's presentation (which was spectacular!) that we would have access to the UIE virtual seminar on Lean UX. Is there an idea of when the virtual seminar will be made available?

    April 13, 2012

  • Harlan Weber

    Any word on video yet? Thanks again!

    April 11, 2012

  • Lisa Lin

    Jeff was a really entertaining speaker. I appreciated the real-life stories on his trial-and-error experiences and case studies. It was helpful to learn what didn't work as well as what did. His talk provided tidbits that are easily applied to situations in my workplace. Thank you, Jeff!

    April 6, 2012

  • Nancy Shaw

    Best presentation slides ever. Love the minimalistic content and images.

    April 6, 2012

  • Jeff Gothelf

    Ok, problem solved (in theory). Slides are here: http://bit.ly/HmBy65­

    Thanks again everyone.

    April 6, 2012

  • Jeff Gothelf

    Hey folks - I'm struggling with changing the status on speakerdeck to "published." Not sure what's going on...working on it. Stay tuned.

    April 6, 2012

  • Mable

    The best presentation yet. This was the first time I stayed for the entire presentation. The content was incredibly relevant and top notch. Terrific job, Jeff!! Thank you Michael and Joe for organizing this.

    April 6, 2012

  • wendee fiorillo

    @jeff First, thank you so much for your presentation. Loved it! I tried to review the slides but did not have access to view them.

    April 6, 2012

  • Jeff Gothelf

    Also, if anyone took any good pictures of the presentation, I'd love to get a copy. ([masked]). Thanks!

    April 6, 2012

  • Jeff Gothelf

    Hey folks - Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm thrilled to hear so many of you got a lot of the presentation. Please don't hesitate to follow up with me with any questions. The slides from the talk can be found here: http://bit.ly/leanuxBOS­

    April 6, 2012

  • Nancie Bouffard-Kelly

    Great presentation by Jeff. I loved his energy, wisdom, and anecdotes! I am also wondering if the presentation will be available online...? I didn't have the best seat and couldn't really see all the slides.

    April 6, 2012

  • Andy Espo

    Terrific event and speaker. The meeting time was great!

    April 6, 2012

  • Debra Taylor Blair

    I agree with Hammad. The event was a winner. I had some solid take-aways'. Any chance we can somehoww access his new unpublished book? The meeting time was ideal.

    April 6, 2012

  • Claire

    Great speaker with applicable learnings

    April 5, 2012

  • Marilyn Horn

    Outstanding presentation!

    April 5, 2012

  • jumpfightgo

    great presentation, although it could have been shortened to an hour and taken fewer questions

    April 5, 2012

  • Nancy Shaw

    Something came up, and I could not attend. Was the presentation recorded and uploaded anywhere?

    April 5, 2012

  • Shaun Scovil

    Great talk, and I'm excited to start applying some of these principals to my freelance web development practice. In particular, getting client feedback earlier and more often seems like a good idea -- apposed to spec'ing the project, creating a draft, reviewing & revising -- but that begs the question: how do you avoid 'feature creep'?

    April 5, 2012

  • Adam

    Great event. Very glad that Boston PHP was able to book a speaker of this caliber. Thanks to Jeff and everyone else who made this possible!

    April 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Needs more women and more designers who actually designers, as opposed to designers who think they're designers...

    April 5, 2012

  • Koh

    Excellent presentation

    April 5, 2012

  • Kellie W.

    Great presentation -- very informative and well presented, with plenty of valuable content that I can use right away. The pizza was a nice bonus!

    April 5, 2012

  • Amy Kvistad

    Jeff Gothelf delivered an excellent presentation and the meetup was well run as always!

    April 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jeff’s strategy goes a long way to resolve an issue that’s been vexing the agile product development community for years. It is hard for designers to get out of the planning/design up front mind set, even if only one or two sprints ahead of the development team. I like embedding UX folk with the development team for closer collaboration and efficiency. And it seems like an approach that can win senior management and engineering buy-in.
    The hole is the neglect of user research. Validating design with usability testing is great. We learn a lot. But real innovation emerges from understanding and experiencing the user’s environment. I understand how this could be absent from the case study due to limited UX resources, but if the book does not include user research in the process, that’s a major oversight. In that case, the title should not be “Lean UX,” but “Lean Usability” or “Lean Design.” Nevertheless, Jeff’s model makes great strides to resolve the tension between UXD and agile.

    April 5, 2012

  • ilona

    This was a great presentation.

    April 5, 2012

  • Robin

    Now if we can get the rest of the world to think this way! Excellent presentation. Thank you!!

    April 5, 2012

  • Dan Murphy

    Very engaging speaker and relevant topic

    April 5, 2012

  • Phil Muller

    Well worth the time! Excellent content, very digestible, humorous, and engaging.

    April 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The topic wasn't immediately relevant to me, but I can appreciate how well it was organized and the quality of the content, and the ethos of the speaker. 5 Stars!

    April 5, 2012

  • Bradley Jacobs

    This was a great talk. I really enjoyed the path of the speaker's approach presenting his progression from Waterfall to Agile. Plenty of take aways.

    April 5, 2012

  • john cavanaugh

    Jeff was great. Michael, thank you so much for arranging this evening and to Jeff for making the trip. And a big thanks to the sponsors! I'm looking forward to getting the slides.

    April 5, 2012

  • Steve Krug

    Great presentation!

    April 5, 2012

  • Matt Drayer

    Fantastic event, from venue to speaker to audience -- thanks very much for putting it together!

    April 5, 2012

  • Harlan Weber

    This was great, transformative stuff. Will the video be posted anywhere?

    April 5, 2012

  • Chris Lamothe

    Great presentation - lot of insight that we'll use as we turn toward a more agile UX model within our professional services company.

    April 5, 2012

  • Chris Williams

    Great talk. It'd be nice to start a little earlier next time though.

    April 5, 2012

  • Chris Turney

    Great talk, if only a little long

    April 5, 2012

  • Heather O'Neill

    Jeff was awesome! Thanks! :)

    April 5, 2012

  • Jeff Potter

    So simple & affirming - Communication. Empathy. Let's do this!

    April 5, 2012

  • Gabe Gagliano

    Awesome talk! Learned lots of great stuff. I liked how it dealt with real world examples and how Jeff overcame them with his team.

    April 5, 2012

  • wendee fiorillo

    It was a fantastic and well defined presentation. It validates the "methods to my madness" and preference of collaboration and communication over heavy documentation. Strongly urge everyone get Lean UX.

    April 5, 2012

  • Daniel Glasser

    This was a great event. Jeff was an engaging presenter who clearly articulated this design methodology with real-world examples and tips for implementation.

    April 4, 2012

  • Michael Bourque

    The time of the event starts at 7pm with food and drinks and then the main presentation starting at 7:45 with announcements. Jeff goes on at 8pm.

    April 4, 2012

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