What the Lean? Challenges & Learnings Driving Product Experimentation

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ThoughtWorks Barcelona

· Spain

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ThoughtWorks Barcelona is located on Media-TIC building, 8th Floor.

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What is that thing we call Lean? How does it look like when trying to elevate a product with an experimental mindset? Actually, how do you even engage teams and clients into that space of uncertainty?

On September 17th 2019, Thoughtwork's design lead José-Manuel Villanueva will share the challenges and learnings driving forward Android Wear since the advent of the platform back on 2014. José-Manuel's approach to lean will be further illustrated with his experimental approach to make everyday labelling inclusive.

In a disharming honesty manner, and far from evangelizing processes, José Manuel will share with attendees the actual experiments (failing ones included) that helped shaping what was then a new space, wearables. Furthermore attendees will be introduced to fast prototyping using 3D printing technology to make everyday labelling inclusive for the blind and partially sighted.

Attendees will learn how to articulate the questions, identify the challenges and validate the assumptions when running things lean. But most importantly, they will be giving an entry point on where to start and drive that change within their very own projects through a Q&A session.

6:30 pm Reception and snacks.
6:50 pm Post your question about the topic
7:00 pm Welcome to Thoughtworks by Andrea Ristori, Senior UX at Thoughtworks
7:05 pm What the Lean? Presentation by José Manuel Villanuvea, Lead UX at Thoughtworks
8:00 pm Q&A (I): On the presentation
8:20 pm Q&A (II): On your challenges running things "Lean"
8:40pm Closing thoughts
8:40 - 9pm Networking

Jose-Manuel is a product designer and art educator genuinely interested in delivering user experiences that create a natural dialogue between the analogic and the digital realm. It is precisely that 'inbetweenity' what Jose Manuel uses to bring experiments at the core front of his inquiry.

"I encourage creativity and seek new perspectives based on my international experience designing for broad audiences in Europe and The United States, solving user experience challenges in the private sector and driving public initiatives in the education field".


Join us!