January Event: UX meets Agile Development in CaringBridge 5.0

  • 10 Jan 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • CaringBridge, Eagan MN

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Join us for our first 2013 event as we listen to Grant Novey and Josh Carroll from CaringBridge discuss how they incorporated user experience design and research into their company's agile development process.

Agile development emphasizes team work, collaboration and face to face problem solving over rigid roles and written documents. Its iterative and incremental process challenges UX teams to make sure their designs are ready and tested before each development iteration starts.

Grant and Josh will show us how UX and Agile can work in harmony by walking through a recent use case, the creation of CaringBridge 5.0. Grant and Josh will go over the project goals and how UX was able to contribute. They'll discuss how specific activities were conducted, what worked well, and areas for improvement.

Agenda
- Meet and greet with refreshments: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
- Panel discussion with Q&A: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
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Location and Parking
CaringBridge
Suite 301
Eagan, MN 55121
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CaringBridge is located in the Transport America Building on the corner of HWY 13 and Yankee Doodle Road. Parking is free.
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About CaringBridge
CaringBridge is a social network keeping families and loved ones connected during any type of health event. The CaringBridge mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. In 2012, CaringBridge expanded its services to include the SupportPlanner and an online volunteer community, the Amplifier Hub. CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization funded by donations.
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About the Speakers
Grant Novey is a User Interface Designer for CaringBridge. He has 6 years of experience performing IA and functional design for web and mobile applications. Prior to joining CaringBridge, he held similar positions at Digital River and Rasmussen College.
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Josh Carroll is a User Experience Analyst for CaringBridge. He has 7 years of experience conducting user research and usability studies and helping project teams apply the findings. Prior to joining CaringBridge he worked at the University of Minnesota as a Usability Consultant.
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