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UX in an agile environment



UX in an agile environment

Innovation network InfinIT invites you to a theme meeting in Aalborg.

The meeting will be held in English.

During the past 10 years, agile development methodologies have been on the rise across the software industry, in particular SCRUM.

This theme meeting focuses on the challenges of UX/Agile interaction. Agile development presents a number of challenges to UX specialists:

  • Often, an agile development method like SCRUM does not have a defined UX role, which may be problematic.
  • UX’ers are often a shared resource who work across multiple SCRUM teams.
  • UX’ers do no always get an opportunity to design up front and start their research and design activities concurrently with the programming of the software.
  • It is not optimal to carry out UX design activities and software development of the designs in the same sprint (UX’ers have to struggle to deliver designs on time).
  • Requirements are not well documented, which leads to unclear expectations with regard to UX deliverables.


  • Dr. Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir from Reykjavik University
    Marta will give a talk on the interplay between usability activities and software development processes – especially in agile development processes such as Scrum and Lean software development.
  • We are currently organising the final details with two local companies that will present cases and talk about their practices in relation to UX in an agile environment. 

About InfinIT

InfinIT is a Danish network for innovative utilization of IT. Our goal is to convert the infinite possibilities that technology offers into concrete collaborations between research and industry. InfinIT is funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and is run by a consortium of: The Alexandra Institute . BrainsBusiness . CISS . Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen . DELTA . DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark . Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University . The IT University . Knowledge Lab, University of Southern Denmark . Vaeksthus Copenhagen . Aalborg University

05 December from 09:00 to 12:00 May, date to be confirmed
Aalborg University
Participation is free of charge

Innovation network InfinIT

Senior Digital Innovation Specialist
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