Traditionally, in software development, user experience (UX) wasn't valued as much as developing of the software itself. But this has changed rather radically. However, creating an enriching user experience in an agile fashion is still challenging. Most of the agile engineering practices in use are around building software but seldom address UX. When building a product in an agile fashion, UX in an incremental fashion becomes important.

In this talk, we will present our experience of creating UX in an incremental fashion for a virtual wallet. We will also talk about the different challenges we faced such as, educating various stakeholders on the value of incremental UX, building collaboration between developers and experience designers and abstracting design components, along with the solutions we devised to tackle these challenges.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

We will present a case study in the following format:

  1. Context on the product we are building along with the challenges
  2. Solutions for each of the challenges (along with showcases)
  3. Conclude with the Key takeaways

 

Learning Outcome

We will focus on the following take-aways:

  1. Creating initial brand guidelines and setting a high level UX vision for the product in an agile context.
  2. Creating and maintaining Live Style Guide to help incremental design. We will show samples of our Live Style Guide and how we incrementally built it.
  3. Maintaining documentation incrementally to assist distributed teams work seamlessly on UX aspects.
  4. Incremental feature research - Plan for UX research at a feature level (not at the product level) and including this in the iteration/release planning.
  5. Paper prototyping to accommodate changes faster in the design

Target Audience

Experience Designers, Developers, Product Managers

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  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi KK,

        I always appreciate bringing the user experience back into focus.  Have you given this presentation before?  I see links to other topics (in different themes), but not this one.  Please let me know as it would help with my questions.

     

    Best,

    Joel

    • KK Sure
      By KK Sure  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Joel,

      Thanks for your comments.

      I have not presented on this topic before. The presentation we are planning for is backed up by our learnings and experiences on our current project. Please let me know if we can provide you more information.

      Regards

      KK Sure

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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        Thanks for the update KK.  Do you have a video that we might check out to get a feel for your presentation style?

        Best,

        Joel

        • Naresh Jain
          By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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          KK, any update on the video?

          • KK Sure
            By KK Sure  ~  2 years ago
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            Hi Naresh,

            Thanks for following up.

            I have previously presented at Agile Testing Alliance Global Gathering on 'Testing in Agile: Antipatterns and Remedies'. I've contacted the organizers for the video of the same. They said, they will get back to me soon on that.

            Once I have the video link, I'll send it across.

            Thanks a lot.

            • Naresh Jain
              By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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              Hi KK, at least can you record a small 5 mins video which is a quick trailer about your topic and share the link?

              • Naresh Jain
                By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
                reply Reply

                KK, any updates?

                • KK Sure
                  By KK Sure  ~  2 years ago
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                  Hi Naresh,

                  Here is a short video about our talk https://vimeo.com/119755087

                  Thanks

                  • Tathagat Varma
                    By Tathagat Varma  ~  2 years ago
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                    KK - the topic sounds interesting. Can you wrap it up in 30 minutes?

                    • KK Sure
                      By KK Sure  ~  2 years ago
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                      Hi Tathagat,

                      Yes, we can manage this in 30 minutes.

          • KK Sure
            By KK Sure  ~  2 years ago
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            Hi Naresh, 

            FYI. I still have not received the video link from the ATAGG organizers. I am waiting on it.

            Thanks

            KK Sure

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi KK,

        Could you tell me two or three concrete takeaways from this session?  I.e. instead of 'guidelines for practicing UX in agile teams' - perhaps (just an example) of how UX works across stories to decompose them with build team, etc?

    If you could choose two or three concrete takeaways, could you effectively deliver them in 20 minutes instead of 45?

    Best,

    Joel

    • KK Sure
      By KK Sure  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Joel,

      Apologies for the delayed response.

      Here are the key takeaways from our talk:

      1. Creating initial brand guidelines and setting a high level UX vision for the product in an agile context.

      2. Creating and maintaining Live Style Guide to help incremental design. We will show samples of our Live Style Guide and how we incrementally built it.

      3. Maintaining documentation incrementally to assist distributed teams work seamlessly on UX aspects.

      4. Incremental feature research - Plan for UX research at a feature level (not at the product level) and including this in the iteration/release planning.

      5. Paper prototyping to accommodate changes faster in the design.

      In this talk, we will talk about the challenges we faced in our project, and how we arrived at the above solutions. 

       

      We planned this to be a 45 minute talk, we could however work on bringing it down to 20 minutes.

  • Niranjan N V
    By Niranjan N V  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi KK,

    Since you are saying this is based on your experience, it might be good idea if you can mention some  improvements(as far as possible quantified)   you have seen after using this practice.

    Regards

    Niranjan


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