Yesterday was the big reveal of the new AddThis HQ for the whole VA team. Everyone's excited to start working in our new space on Monday... here're some pics from yesterday's tour. Kudos to Jeff, Robert, Lorri, Carol, Will and all the other folks who worked so hard to create an awesome space for AddThis to continue to grow.
I recently organized a new meetup for User Experience professionals in the Northern Virginia and DC metro area called Nova UX. For our September 19th get-together, I'm organizing a panel discussion about Agile User Experience, or to quote Ratcliffe and McNeill's popular Agile Experience Design, looking at "the digital product development life cycle in the context of the agile project framework and look at how we can inject design into the process."
We'll be exploring questions such as:
what is this Agile UX thing?
how does it compare to other design processes? pros and cons?
is it "better"? is it something I should try? why?
what are some example of teams using this process, and what have they learned?
If you have experience either participating in or leading a creative team working within an agile framework and would like to participate on this panel, I'd love to hear from you. If on the other hand you completely disagree with the agile approach to design, I'd love to hear from you too! My goal is to have a rich discussion with specific ideas attendees can take away and think about with their teams.
If you're interested in being on the panel, please send me an email at jim at addthis.com with a quick description of who you are, what you do, and your experience with design process management.
Thanks! Looking forward to an exciting discussion.
This meetup will be held in the new AddThis HQ in Vienna, VA (Tyson's Corner area)