SUNDAE talks #3: Connecting the dots.
- How do you collaborate with experts from professions other than UX?
- What makes such a collaboration successful?
- What problems did you encounter and how did you tackle them?
- How did working with various other disciplines help you make “the whole greater than the sum of its parts”?
We’ll start with breakfast and coffee, and round off the day with some drinks and chats. In between the talks there’ll be more coffee and a great view from the rooftop!
Six short SUNDAE talks and plenty of time for professional exchange between different companies await you.
Here's the line-up:
- You won't believe these tips for working better with developers
Mihai Tarmure, Senior Visual Designer, XING Events GmbH
For the past 15 years I have designed and delivered digital products together with seasoned developers from all walks of life. All in all, I have spent more time with them than with fellow designers. I have bonded with many of them, some have become my best friends. Based on my experiences, I would like to paint a tableau of the cooperation highs and lows and offer a few concrete tips meant to lower everybody's anxiety of designers and developers working together. I will cover a bit of everything: psychology, human interaction, design and dev lingo, clichés and funny things. I will do my best to switch hats, poke fun at both sides, be provocative and insightful. Be warned: I might use Dilbert and sarcasm.
- Do good things and tell people about it - how internal marketing can help your UX team
Sebastian Busch, Senior UX Architect, and Christoph Eikmeier, Team Lead UX & UI Design, Chefkoch GmbH
Over the last 20 years, chefkoch.de has grown to become Europe’s largest food and recipe platform. For many years, User Experience was not a focus topic. Since two years ago, however, a dedicated UX team has been trying to establish UX methods as a vital part of our product development. We talk about our ongoing activities to make the impact of our work transparent and to convince all stakeholders to get into a UX mindset.”
- Backend-driven UI – Collaboration between UX and Dev
Niclas Hellberg, Interaction Designer, and Angelo Marchesin, Android Developer, XING SE
A recurring and extremely polarising question nowadays is “Should designers code?”. This in turn reveals a deeper motivation: to bring two fields – development and UX – closer together, with the aim of preventing people to think in silos and to come up with unbalanced product ideas. We will look at one of the key concepts of the upcoming XING start page, a backend-driven UI system capable of displaying content very versatilely. Without being able to explicitly answer the above question, we want to share challenges, advantages and insights about how the implementation of such an idea required extensive collaboration between the two disciplines.
- Impact of the work process on the success of product innovation – a field test
Ann-Catrin Wellhöfer, Interaction Designer & Jasper Harke, Senior Interaction Designer, XING News GmbH
Two XING News designers talk about various work processes in product development and about how processes can influence collaborative product development while increasing efficiency and engagement. A report on a field trial involving two teams with different working approaches.
- Continuous improvement in cross-functional teams: A case study of our “DevSigner Checklist”
Sebastian Lindemann, Product Manager, XING SE & Miguel Martínez, Visual Designer, XING Networking Spain SL
In cross-functional teams, collaboration between designers, developers and product managers is close, frequent, but can still be far from smooth. We aim to overcome this challenge together, as a team. The newest addition to our toolkit is the “DevSigner” checklist which helps us clarify critical design questions early.
- Radical collaboration in large-scale projects
Florian Scheppelmann, User Experience Consultant & Dr. Jens Heuer, Managing UX Consultant, IBM Studios Hamburg
It’s one of the oldest fights in history, just like Good vs. Evil, Rebellion vs. Empire, Zombies vs. Survivors, Aliens vs. Predators: This one is called Designers vs. Developers. Have these conflicts ever ended with a positive outcome? Certainly not! We at IBM also faced this challenge and came up with a framework to tackle it: IBM Design Thinking combined with agile delivery, which proved to be a good fit for large scale projects. In this talk we’ll present this framework and how we use it successfully.
Looking forward to seeing you at the SUNDAE talks #3!
09:30 – Getting there and yummy breakfast
10:00 – Official opening of SUNDAE talks # 3 (Britta Ullrich)
10:30 – talk 1: You won't believe these tips for working better with developers (Mihai)
11:00 – talk 2: Do good things and tell people about it - how internal marketing can help your UX team (Sebastian & Christoph)
11:30 – Coffee break
12:00 – talk 3: Backend-driven UI – Collaboration between UX and Dev (Niclas & Angelo)
12:30 – LUNCH break
14:00 – Coffee & Energizer XXL (Klaus Berkensträter, Ipsos GmbH)
15:00 – talk 4: Impact of the work process on the success of product innovation – a field test (Jasper & Ann-Catrin)
15:30 – talk 5: Continuous improvement in cross-functional teams: A case study of our “DevSigner Checklist” (Sebastian & Miguel)
16:00 – SUNDAE Coffee & treats break
16:30 – talk 6: Radical collaboration in large-scale projects (Florian & Jens)
17:00 – Wrap up & feedback (Britta)
17:30 – Drinks & conversation till about 20:00