• Mobbing with UX Designers by Chris Lucian, Austin Chadwick, and Gary Saunders

    Do your UX designers, UI designers, front-end developers, and back-end developers work as a team?

    Or individual silos?

    Lean UX may have removed some waste but Mob Programming breaks down the interpersonal barriers to achieve true collaboration.

    Misunderstandings fade away.

    Empathy grows rapidly.

    The customer receives the fully realized product vision born of a real cross-team effort.

    We have seen this style of work increase flow, delivered value, and market experimentation.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-saunders-sd/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-chadwick-3a58151a4/

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  • Challenges and Triumphs of Remote User Testing

    Online event

    Join us for an evening with Chris Farnum from General Motors as he discusses the challenges and triumphs of remote user testing.

    Three years ago Chris went

    FROM:
    being a UX designer-who-also-did-user-testing

    TO:
    being a fully dedicated UX Researcher.

    Given the overall state of the world, he hasn't seen the inside of a lab in over a year.

    During this session he'll describe how remote user testing works from his desk at home.

    This session is especially for UX Designers interested in expanding their knowledge of how remote testing works and when to do it.

    Session will start at approximately 7:05pm EST.

    RSVP for the Zoom link

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  • Agile & Lean UX Unconference

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    This is a part of our tri-annual Agile & Lean UX Unconference Series of Events.

    Unconferences are great at tackling interesting topics and spurring solid discussions. There is no set agenda but you will find the sessions engaging and you will get exactly what you need out of it.

    You should:

    • Be open to the experience
    • Come with a topic or three that you want to discuss, share your knowledge on, or ask for help - just no pitches or solicitations please.

    Timeline • 6:30 pm - Doors open for food & networking
    • 7:00 pm - Topics are generated and voted upon
    • 7:15 pm - Unconference: Session 1
    • 7:45 pm - Unconference: Session 2
    • 8:15 pm - Unconference: Session 3
    • 8:45 - Insights and Retrospective

    About the Unconference Format:

    An Unconference (also known in similar flavors as Open Space, or Lean Coffee) is where group members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are generated and introduced by attendees and voted upon and discussed in small groups. There is no set schedule or agenda, so come with a few topics/questions in mind that you're hoping to discuss or get answers to.

    The agenda and facilitators are determined at the event on an ad hoc basis with several sessions taking place simultaneously. Members facilitate sessions and attendees attend sessions they are interested in.

    Note: Sessions may be recorded and shared with other attendees.

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  • Co-Creation Workshop with Lextant

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    There's conversation. There's observation. Then there's co-creation. All of these types of research help us understand our customers' journey in different ways, eliciting different levels of insight along the way. It's a myth that asking a user cannot tell you what they want or need. Given the right research techniques, they can be very articulate about them. Join us for a co-creation workshop with the UX team from Lextant.

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  • Agile & Lean UX Unconference

    Location visible to members

    This is a part of our tri-annual Agile & Lean UX Unconference Series of Events.

    Unconferences are great at tackling interesting topics and spurring solid discussions. There is no set agenda but you will find the sessions engaging and you will get exactly what you need out of it.

    You should:

    • Be open to the experience
    • Come with a topic or three that you want to discuss, share your knowledge on, or ask for help - just no pitches or solicitations please.

    Timeline • 6:30 pm - Doors open for food & networking
    • 7:00 pm - Topics are generated and voted upon
    • 7:15 pm - Unconference: Session 1
    • 7:45 pm - Unconference: Session 2
    • 8:15 pm - Unconference: Session 3
    • 8:45 - Insights and Retrospective

    About the Unconference Format:

    An Unconference (also known in similar flavors as Open Space, or Lean Coffee) is where group members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are generated and introduced by attendees and voted upon and discussed in small groups. There is no set schedule or agenda, so come with a few topics/questions in mind that you're hoping to discuss or get answers to.

    The agenda and facilitators are determined at the event on an ad hoc basis with several sessions taking place simultaneously. Members facilitate sessions and attendees attend sessions they are interested in.

    Note: Sessions may be recorded and shared with other attendees.

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  • Design Thinking and Design Studios in Action

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    Join us for a workshop exploring and practicing the facilitation of communication and problem solving in teams, using design thinking and design studios. In two hours, we'll walk through the mechanics of these activities in teams, using a real problem and real empathy and ideation to solve them. Teams will then present their ideas in a rapid-fire succession of elevator pitches, then prizes will be awarded based on a panel of judges.

    This workshop is good for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, so come on out and enjoy the evening with us! To give everyone a fair advantage, the problem you'll be solving will not be revealed until the workshop begins. Please note: this event falls on President's Day, but fear not. There will be no politics involved in this event. Come on out and enjoy!

    Food and beverages are planned as well.

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  • Book Club: Lean UX: Chapter 9 (Google Hangout)

    Google Hangouts

    Discussion of chapter 9 of the Lean UX book.

    Read silently on your own before this event, then come online to discuss with us. Each week, you'll have the chance to join the discussion on either Sunday, or Wednesday, depending upon your availability.

  • Book Club: Lean UX: Chapter 8 (Google Hangout)

    Google Hangouts

    Discussion of chapter 8 of the Lean UX book.

    Read silently on your own before this event, then come online to discuss with us. Each week, you'll have the chance to join the discussion on either Sunday, or Wednesday, depending upon your availability.

    Join the discussion history at any time, via Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/group/mwM79Fl5eCLyim8U2

  • Book Club: Lean UX: Chapter 7 (Google Hangout)

    Google Hangouts

    Discussion of chapter 7 of the Lean UX book.

    Read silently on your own before this event, then come online to discuss with us. Each week, you'll have the chance to join the discussion on either Sunday, or Wednesday, depending upon your availability.

    Join the discussion history at any time, via Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/group/mwM79Fl5eCLyim8U2

  • Book Club: Lean UX: Chapter 6 (Google Hangout)

    Google Hangouts

    Discussion of chapter 6 of the Lean UX book.

    Read silently on your own before this event, then come online to discuss with us. Each week, you'll have the chance to join the discussion on either Sunday, or Wednesday, depending upon your availability.

    Join the discussion history at any time, via Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/group/mwM79Fl5eCLyim8U2