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New Ning group - Agile Experience Design

You might be interested to know that there's a new Ning group called Agile Experience Design. As you'd expect, it's about the integration of Agile and User Experience practices. You can find out more and sign up at

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Comment by Ben Hayes on September 22, 2009 at 19:56
I've been wondering about this for some time, since Agile methods don't seem to favour the idea of doing a lot of preparatory design work like user research and storyboarding, etc. The best I could come up with in an actual project was to do UX design in chunks and get a chunk built in a sort of semi-agile way. Anyway, maybe I'll join that group.
Comment by Stuart Church on September 22, 2009 at 20:10
Hi Ben

If you haven't seen it already, you might want to take a look at Jeff Patton's blog. There are some great articles on there. "Twelve emerging best practices for adding UX work to Agile development" might be of particular use/interest to you.

Comment by Ben Hayes on September 23, 2009 at 10:16
Interesting. A couple of these things are what I managed to use myself while working on a UX design for a new web app with an Agile team: chunking and buying time with complex engineering stories. And lots of other good ideas there. It's interesting to see this new emergence of thinking about 'Agile Experience Design'. A couple of years ago there was very little around on it.

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