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Tuesday, August 6

15:45 EDT

Sketchnoting Like a Pro (Raymond Zanden)
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you someone who frequently gives presentations, like an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Manager or Trainer? Do you want your presentations to be remembered for a long time?
Then this is the workshop for you. In this workshop you will learn that everyone can create powerful Sketchnotes—a rapid form of visual note-taking— to boost the impact of presentations!
"A picture tells more than a thousand words"
When you need to present, you will get their attention immediately when you are using this Sketchnote technique. But this way of visualizing is also very useful in illustrating complex concepts or communicating your vision/ strategy.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of how and what to draw.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduction to Sketchnotes
  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Applying the basic shapes in a visual vocabulary
  • Drawing techniques for visual thinking
  • You will be able to make a presentation with markers on a flip-over


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Raymond Zanden

I'm a Scrum Master at the Rabobank, this is one of the three larges banks in the Netherlands. I like to coach development teams to get them to the next level. I love to use sketchnoting as a tool to communicate, as it makes it so much easier to communicate and my colleagues like it... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
National Harbor 12/13
Wednesday, August 7

14:00 EDT

Integrating Design Systems into an Agile Framework (Mark Wolfe)
Limited Capacity seats available

Design Systems are a valuable asset to product teams of all sizes. They unify applications, creating a single “source of truth” for UI elements, UX principles, content strategy guidelines, and re-usable code for the components. Design Systems also add business value by reducing redundancy, outlining a strategic product vision, and keeping design and development in sync across products.
Integrating the Design System and building collaboration into the product development process is key to the success for the lifetime of the products. Join Mark Wolfe, designer, consultant and speaker to learn about creating your Design System and integrate it into the product’s development lifecycle.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define the Design System
  • Learn to sell the Design System to business leaders
  • Integrate the Design System into an Agile development process
  • Design an application and build a Design System


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Mark Wolfe

XD Leader, 84.51°
For nearly 20 years, Mark has designed innovative digital experiences for many of the world’s most recognizable brands. With a passion surrounding design of the connected world, he speaks, teaches and consults around the United States on the intersection of design and technology... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Thursday, August 8

09:00 EDT

Spark Digital Joy by Tidying Up Your Design, Code, and Feature List (Trace Wax)
Limited Capacity seats available

Marie Kondo's book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up", and show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" have become a sensation, encouraging a wave of readers and viewers to tidy up their homes and their lives. What if you could do the same with your product roadmaps, backlogs, and even your designs and code? It turns out many of the same principles apply.
Bring your roadmaps, backlogs, designs or code to this workshop, and we'll do a set of facilitated exercises drawing from Gamestorming, User Story Mapping, and Design Sprints. Together we'll each examine what really sparks joy in you, your team, and your customers. For the other items in your list that do not, you'll have an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate them for the purpose they served in your product and process, remove them, and let them go.

Learning Outcomes:
  • You'll learn how to evaluate the items in your roadmaps, backlogs, designs or code based on whether they spark joy in you, your team, and your customers.
  • You'll learn how to acknowledge and appreciate the other items in your list for the purpose they served in your product and process, remove them, and let them go.



Trace Wax

Director, Product Strategy, Philosophie
I build transformative businesses via beautiful product vision, research, strategy, design, and code. I co-authored a book on Design Sprints published by O'Reilly.As an expert product manager, designer, and developer, I love to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams, from companies... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
National Harbor 6/7

14:00 EDT

Practical Personas Under Pressure (Melissa Eggleston)

Can we all agree that we make better products when we understand who we are creating them for? Making quality personas is an important step for positive outcomes, but sometimes you need to be speedy. If you work at a startup, are often rushed by stakeholders, or are just seeking an efficient way to develop personas, this practical session is for you!
In this workshop we will learn a clear process to create validated personas to align stakeholders and coworkers. You want personas to help make informed team decisions. You'll gain an understanding of the full persona-making method. We'll also go through the proto-persona iteration together in the workshop and learn by doing it ourselves. (If you don't know what a proto-persona is, then definitely join us)! We'll then discuss research methods to flesh out personas quickly. We'll also share important tips to avoid common pitfalls and problems when persona-making. Let's get clear on what NOT to do and when personas are the appropriate tool for your project.
You'll walk out of the workshop with a realistic and effective persona process that has been developed through working with all kinds of time-pressured organizations!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduction to personas and proto-personas
  • An efficient process to create personas
  • The easy method and simple tools to facilitate your own proto-persona workshop back at the office
  • Ways to evaluate and flesh out your proto-personas into high quality personas


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Melissa Eggleston

UX Director, Teamworks
All things UX research, strategy and design. Content strategy included. Also yoga!

Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
Chesapeake 10/11/12

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