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Re-configuring User Research in Agile environments

Learn how to conduct User Research in fast-paced teams from sprint zero

The concept of ‘Agile’ has been a trending and hot topic over the past few years.

Moreover, the market and consumers expect more and more from their digital products everyday with no sign of slowing down. As such, digital teams, especially development, have had to adopt the ‘Agile’ way of thinking to keep up with this increasing demand. Slowly, even the designers adapted to this faster approach, creating features and iterations in 2-week design sprints. However, creating Prototypes and Wireframes in 2 weeks is naturally easier than trying to understand a User’s behaviour and psyche in 2 weeks. As such, there’s been a huge shift in how we plan and conduct user research and gather user feedback. Despite this, there has yet to be any adequate training or knowledge transfer to up-and-coming User Researchers keen to learn how to add value in these types of environments.

During this workshop, Catherine Fox will help you to adapt to these types of environments and give you the knowledge and processes to truly thrive!

Hosted by Catherine Fox

Catherine is a User Experience Researcher with over 12 years’ experience in digital and over 7 years’ experience of conducting User Research for both product and service delivery in Agile environments.

What you'll learn

  • The importance of building relationships from the start
  • How to conduct User Research from ‘sprint 0’
  • Properly utilise report techniques for faster delivery
  • The benefit of the end user and for Agile delivery e.g., Product Owners, Delivery Managers, Scrum Masters etc.
  • Tried and tested ways of working for conducting user research within a fast-moving Agile environment.

Who should attend

  • Suit all of those interested in finding out more about how User Experience Research within an Agile environment.
  • Open to those without a User Research background but work closely with User Researchers i.e. Product Managers, Developers, Delivery Managers etc.

Why choose Zebra Labs

  • Learn from leading experienced practitioners
  • Network with peers in the industry
  • Practice and play: explore technologies/
    skills outside of the workplace