The Lean User Experience Intensive, Chicago
January 14-15, 2012
10am - 4pm
Weekend intensive program in Lean User Experience methods for startup teams
You know that great design is critical to the success of your business. It differentiates your product, defines the experience, and creates passionate users and loyal customers. Yet, many teams today struggle with design. Designers are hard to hire, working with an agency is expensive and doesn’t transfer knowledge to the team. If you do have designers and developers working together, It’s challenging to bring UX methods into an agile process without creating a bottleneck and tensions in the team.
Lean UX is a way to solve these problems. It’s a deeply practical and collaborative way of working that recombines techniques and ideas from Agile, User Experience, and Customer Development. It’s a principled approach to startup products that makes the most of your team, increases measurable outcomes, and delights your customers. This adds up to good things for you and your investors.
The Intensive is a two-day workshop for startups who want to create products people love. Over the weekend, you’ll be introduced to key principles and methods, and you’ll learn by doing. You’ll work collaboratively with your team-mates and experienced coaches to gain skills you can put to work immediately after the workshop.
For best results, bring your whole team
During the intensive, you’ll work on real problems from your own product and company. You’ll learn new ways to approach these problems, practice a new kind of teamwork, and generate breakthrough solutions based on customer insight.
For best results, we recommend bringing a cross-functional team composed of a developer, designer or product lead, and CEO or founder. Tickets are per individual team member.
Individual participants also welcome
If you are not already part of a startup, we might be able to find you a place with one of the other teams for the duration of the workshop. You’ll have an opportunity to practice new collaborative methods with a cross-functional team and flex your creative muscles. You may even find a new friend or colleague! If you’re interested in this option, please contact the instructor.
Lane Halley, program director LUXr LA
Lane is is a product designer infused with entrepreneurial energy. As an agile coach and design consultant, Lane helps cross-functional teams understand their project domain, develop empathy with users, and engage in creative collaboration. She has worked for Microsoft, Mindscape (EA), Addamark (SenSage), Cooper and Liquidnet on a variety of enterprise and consumer products. Lane is an experienced LUXr facilitator who recently co-led the 10-week Lean UX Residency (LUXr) program at General Assembly and the 2-day Lean UX Intensive (LUXi) at Pivotal Labs.