The UX of User Stories

  • If you understand how stories work and their evolutionary journey from user need to working product, then you have come a long way indeed in understanding how the Agile project game is played.

    In this workshop, we’ll explore both what makes stories powerful and where they fall short, particularly from a UX vantage point. While wonderfully nimble and versatile, stories won’t reveal whether your product design is incomplete or incoherent, or if you’re even designing the right product. That’s where UX complements and empowers story development. We’ll walk through how this works, as well as several other key touch-points between UX and Agile practice:

    • Where do stories originate?
    • What is their relationship to personas?
    • How do UI design and story mapping inter-relate?
    • And how can stories function differently in an enterprise, as opposed to a startup (Lean), context?

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    As a fringe benefit—because stories are quintessentially Lean documents and we’ll be getting our hands dirty creating a variety of Lean communication artifacts—you’ll learn several effective rapid design and communication methods that you can start applying immediately in your UX practice.