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Presentation: "Fast, easy usability tricks for big product improvements"

Track: UI in an Agile Process / Time: Monday 14:05 - 15:05 / Location: Room 202

Usability is fashionable now, but how do you get some for your product? Learn the lightweight techniques that are used by Lean Startups, Agile teams and many time-crunched organizations.

• Quickly and cheaply find some users to watch
• Interpret what they tell you without bias. Get to the root of their problems
• Share your observations in a way that the whole team can understand
• Tools to move from observation to design – design charrettes, paper prototypes
• Tools to move from design to code – data driven development

Keywords: Usability techniques, User Centered Design, HCI, Interaction Design, user observation, experience map, design charrette, paper prototyping, user testing, data-driven development.

Target audience: Any product team member with an interest in making their users happy. Equally applicable to developers and product managers. No prior usability experience assumed.

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Chris Nodder, Interface Tamer

Chris Nodder

Biography: Chris Nodder

Chris is the founder of Chris Nodder Consulting LLC, an agile user experience company that helps large organizations and lean startups build products that users love.

Before setting up his own company, Chris was a Director at Nielsen Norman Group, a Senior User Researcher at Microsoft and a Usability Consultant at NatWest Bank (UK). He has a background in psychology and human-computer interaction.

Chris hosts the blog which describes fast cheap UX techniques for lean and agile teams, and he's writing a book on the role UX plays in online persuasion (

Twitter: @uxgrump