How does Design fit into Agile?

ProductTank Brighton
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International House Queens Road · Brighton

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Should I be running design sprints? Should I be worried about design debt?

In our next meetup 4 members from Brighton’s outstanding design community give their take on how the design process can integrate into product development.

Talk 1 : Design Sprints: the methods, outcomes, and potential pitfalls - Tom Prior and Hayden Slaughter

The GV Design Sprint has quickly become a fashionable part of the product design toolkit. Neatly packaged and Google branded, it’s easy to see the appeal of it’s five-day product validation promise. Used appropriately, Design Sprints can rapidly determine whether your big idea deserves further investment. Deployed poorly, they risk wasting your team’s time while undermining the value of deeper design practice.

This talk hopes to demystify Design Sprints, leaving you with a better understanding of: What a GV Design Sprint is (and the alternatives), when to run a Design Sprint, how a Design Sprint can fit into an agile product delivery.

Talk 2: Integrating design into Agile projects - Clare Kirkland and Jon Aizlewood from Brighton design agency Clearleft.

Clare and Jon will giving their insights into how design can work together with Agile in harmony.

Tonight's speakers:
Tom Prior
Tom is a Digital Product Designer with over twelve years experience. Now a freelance design consultant, Tom is currently contracting as Interim Head of Design at RSA Digital. He’s also part of the team behind UX Camp Brighton.

Hayden Slaughter
Hayden is a contract UX Designer who has worked with brands such as Barclays, Virgin Holidays, NHS and JP Morgan. He’s worked with teams at Clearleft and The Unit, and mentors designers new to the world of UX.

Clare Kirkland
Clare is a Senior Project Manager and ScrumMaster at Clearleft. Clare specialises in all things Agile: Agile Project Management, Agile Coaching, Agile Anything!

Jon Aizlewood
Jon is a Senior Visual Designer at Clearleft. Before joining Clearleft, Jon ran his own design studio where he offered design, development and marketing services for clients including Virgin Galactic, Interscope Records, the British Medical Journal, Macmillan Publishing and EnglishUK

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