Reframe Agile to Deliver Great UX

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 6:50pm
This seminar will be webcast on Zoom
Jared M. Spool, Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre - UIE
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Much of what holds us back is outdated thinking about what both UX and Agile are. We're stuck in 2001 when Agile was first conceived, and today's UX practices were in their infancy. We've learned so much in the last two decades. We know how to do better.

Agile and UX can work together. To do that, we need to reframe some misconceptions about how we put them together. We need to replace old, dysfunctional habits with state-of-the-art techniques and processes. That's what we'll talk about in this presentation.

About Jared Spool
Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre - UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre's professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services.

In the 43 years he's been in the tech field, Jared has worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.

For 23 years, Jared was the conference chair and keynote speaker at the now retired annual UI Conferences and UX Immersion Conferences; Jared still manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time. He is a co-author of Web Usability: A Designer's Guide and Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work.

You'll find Jared's writing at You can also follow his adventures on Twitter at @jmspool, where he tweets daily about UX design, design strategy, design education, and the wondrous customer service habits of the airline industry.

This is a joint event of GBC/ACM, the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society, and BostonCHI.

This meeting will be held online only due to the ongoing pandemic.
Admission is free, but you must register at