User Experience has been my passion since I learned to program in BASIC on my MC-10 when I was eight. I'm honored to have been working in the field for 19 years now. I've enjoyed my time at startups with only four people and Fortune 500 behemoths and everything in between.
Seniors are one of the fastest growing segments accessing the web, and yet, they are often ignored when websites are designed.
In our talk, we will explain why including seniors as part of use cases should be a priority. We will also explore who these older users are, what their behavior patterns are, how they access the web, what their physical limitations are, and how those should affect your design decisions. We will be presenting data gathered from published studies, quantitative and qualitative studies we conducted in-house, and sharing best practices. As part of the presentation we will also share a case study of how we built a world-class ecommerce tools aimed at Seniors: our epic fails and big wins and what we learned in the process.
Agile and scrum processes rely on constant communication between product, design and development teams. But what happens when your team is spread across three time zones, with three different cultures and two different languages? When a team is not working well together, the product suffers and the users suffer as a result. We’ll present our own case study and share parallels from other companies, then share with you what worked and what didn’t as we navigated the wilds of distributed agile. Most importantly, we’ll share the key shift to our approach that made the pivotal difference.