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11 to 13 May 2011
Lisbon, Portugal
Klara Vatn
Klara Vatn is a passionate agile interaction designer, who truly believes that agile is the natural way to design. At the same time, she acknowledges that it is probably the most demanding way to design, something she has experienced through five years' experience in agile development projects, starting back when the agile movement was still young.

Klara works as a senior interaction designer at Bekk Consulting in Oslo, Norway. Through cross-functional teams, Bekk delivers consulting services in all aspects of IT product development including strategy and user experience, as well as front-end and back-end development. Klara has experience from a wide range of projects such as large corporate websites, web applications, intranet and case-handling systems, mainly in the public sector.

Klara Vatn

Lightning Talk

Agile Development + Interaction Design = True

Agile principles can be explained with just four words: We learn and adapt.

This is why agile development is a perfect match for good interaction design. It will make you able to respond to change and new insights during the development cycle - keeping your design up to date as user needs and market expectations change.

I've worked as an interaction designer on agile projects for five years. In that time I have tried and failed... and learned! Just as the agile principles state.

I will share how I, as an interaction designer, collaborate with the team, the product owner and other stakeholders. I'll show that it's possible to work on many aspects of the design details simultaneously, always keeping in mind the main concept and at the same time collaborate and communicate with the team members.

Wednesday, 11 May @ 14:30-14:50
20 minutes
Room 1

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