11 - 13 May 2016

thestudio, Manchester, UK

Integrating Creatives into Agile Teams

Sam Quayle Valtech

Session type: Case Study
Session duration: 45 minutes

About this Case Study

Thanks in part to the lean UX movement, agile teams are beginning to see the benefits of integrating user experience and research into their delivery. But what about typically more creative skillsets? Can art direction, visual design and branding co-exist, or even thrive, in such an environment?

Drawing on our experiences of delivering multi-disciplinary projects for the likes of the NHS, Audi and Bupa, this practical session aims to promote a creative process that reduces waste, limits subjectivity and achieves consistent and measurable outcomes.

We'll look at how effective multi-disciplinary teams work together, collaborative design activities and how to test creative work with an audience.

About the Speaker

Sam is a design consultant working for Valtech, where he specialises in lean user experience, front-end development and digital delivery. He has established a diverse portfolio of award-winning digitial projects for the likes of the BBC, DVSA, Boots and Syco Music.

He is passionate about applying agile and lean principles to the design process and developing performant and scalable user interfaces for large-scale websites and applications.

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Case Study/Experience Report

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Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


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An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.