Hi, this is Pete Markiewicz, a web/interactive design instructor in Los Angeles.
I'm currently exploring the idea of ongoing conversion of physical design to virtual services. This is dematerialization - one of the features of sustainable design articulated by Nathan Shedroff in his great book "Design is the Problem: The Future of Design Must Be Sustainable".
Agile UX NYC 2012 takes place on February 25th. It's a one-day, single track conference focused on taking a holistic look at user experience design in agile environments.
If this is something you've struggled to reconcile in your work, this event will help shed light on how to make significant strides towards greater integration, collaboration, productivity and success.
James Kalbach and I are going to
present an overview of our four one-day UxFest courses that will be running in
London from 13-16 March (some of the courses will be available elsewhere, too –
Brussels and at the CHI 2012 conference in Austin Texas. See http://www.syntagm.co.uk/design/schedule.shtml
for full details).
After numerous discussions with others about 'Lean UX' and 'Agile Development', I wanted to understand how / when / why to use Lean UX. My latest blog post goes into some detail about the Pros and Cons of going lean vs. sticking with a more traditional waterfall-based approach: