3-hour Workshop with Kimberley Peter, Adam Archer

Advancing UX in Your Organization

2:15pm – 5:15pm Saturday 14 Sep 2013

Getting your design through implementation (in a form you might recognize!) can be a big challenge, especially in engineering-driven companies. In this workshop, we'll look at some concrete approaches for advancing UX and increasing the chance that your good work will see the light of day. It starts by influencing change at different levels of your organization, shaping how people make decisions and work together toward shared outcomes.

Join two practitioners from IBM — one from UX design and one from engineering — who have found ways to advance UX and have more fun on the job. This workshop is a mix of presentation, hands-on activities, and discussions on the following topic areas:

  • Influencing the engineering team's plans
  • Taking a lean cross-functional approach to design
  • Bringing UX activities into the larger team cadence
  • Collaborating in both co-located and remote team contexts

This workshop will present opportunities to share your own challenges and solutions, and to learn from other participants.

About Kimberley Peter
Kimberley Peter

Kimberley Peter is a user experience design lead at IBM. Kimberley guides the design practices of the Design Factory team, a multidisciplinary team focused on leading user experience outcomes for Rational Software solutions. We bet her Factory is even cooler than Warhol's...

She also leads the design of Jazz, a technology and collaboration platform for software lifecycle integration that connects people to the tools, data and others they care about in their work. You know they got swing.

Kimberley's overall focus is on designing for integration, fostering open collaboration within and across development teams in a widely distributed development environment, and spreading the fun of doing collaborative design. That means she gets developers all over the place to enjoy working together. Just don't bring up who shot first...

About Adam Archer

Adam Archer is a technical team lead at IBM working on the JazzHub project, a cloud-hosted software development platform. He spent the early portion of his career as a web application developer on the Jazz product line. Through ongoing work with the design organization, he has developed a passion for achieving improved user experience and design outcomes. He believes that there is generally too great a divide between development and design and strives to tighten these gaps by practicing a more collaborative design process.