Pair-Designing for Fun and Profit
Pair Programming has been a mainstay of XP-style agile for years.Where else can pairing help? Pair design enjoys many benefits whichcome over unchanged from pair programming: reducing the cost ofchange, creating predictability, minimizing waste, and promotinglearning, knowledge-transfer, and continuous improvement. It helpsBalanced Teams to start from a shared foundation, to make creativedecisions collaboratively, to externalize and validate thinking, tooptimize for progress (not perfection), to remove individual ego andpromote shared ownership of product. In this talk, I'll describe someof the pairing modes that have worked for Pivotal Labs, and how youcan use them on your teams.
Jonathan Berger is a designer, developer and technologist who has been active in the NYC technology scene since around 2005, helping to organize events like the Agile Experience Design Meetup, the Pivotal Labs Tech Talk series in NY, Startup Weekend, Barcamp, Fashioncamp, and IgniteNYC. He spends his days building software with Pivotal Labs and his nights and weekends working on Market Publique. Prior to that, he earned a Bachelors in Philosophy at Vassar College and a Masters in Media Studies at the New School (where he also spent quite a bit of time at Parson’s Design + Technology program). He has worked as a designer, developer, video editor, animator, and technology consultant for institutions as diverse as Eyebeam, MTV Networks, Yahoo!, Ogilvy, and the American Museum of Natural History.
He speaks about startups and technology at events like LeanUX NYC, Agile UX NYC, Agile 2013, Future of Web Design, O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo, New York Tech Meetup, Fashion 2.0 Startup Showcase, Startup Weekend, North Brooklyn Breakfast Club, The Product Group, and others.
He makes it a point of honor to include Comic Sans in every design project.
Find him on twitter as @jonathanpberger.