2012 already looks like a promising ––yet rowdy––year for UX leadership. With greater awareness of UX comes greater expectations. Brandon’s MX Outlook frames the work and the opportunities in our near future.
Jeff Gothelf has spent a 14 year career as an interaction designer, Agile practitioner, user experience team leader and blogger. He is one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX. In addition, Jeff is the author of the upcoming O’Reilly book (2012), Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business. He is a highly sought-after international speaker having presented at EuroIA, SXSW, IA Summit, the Agile conference and Startup Lessons Learned. Jeff has led cross-functional product design teams at TheLadders, Publicis Modem, WebTrends, Fidelity, and AOL while maintaining a strong advisory and mentorship presence in the startup communities of New York City and Silicon Valley. He has recently launched Proof, a product design and innovation studio that combines lean processes with strategy, design and technology.
The explosion of touchscreen tablets means new challenges for highly visual experiences. Bonnier’s R&D Program Director Megan Miller uncovers key tactics for getting results without getting in the way.
"What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship," says bestselling author Seth Godin, arguing that we must quiet our fearful "lizard brains" to avoid sabotaging projects just before we finally finish them.