Wireframes are dead: Experiments and experience from the UX/Agile divide

User Experience Design isn't the most natural partner of agile software development practices. Whether you're an interaction designer or information architect it can be tough adapting to the mindset of small components instead of a holistic solution.

Over the last 2 years I’ve been challenged with establishing a UX practice within an agile software consultancy that specialises in Investment Banking. Having tried various tactics, and made some mistakes, I’m going to share some of what I’ve learned, some war stories and some of what I plan to try next.

Ultimately, you should walk away from this talk with a better understanding of how you can approach an agile project. You’ll learn about the benefits of reductive design over micro-waterfalls, road mapping individual features and the challenge of trying to define “good enough” up front. This is all another part of gaining some ideas as to how you can work better with (or ideally, as part of) an agile software development team.