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Presentation: "UI in an Agile Process - When the Real World comes Knocking"

Track: Handheld Banking / Time: Wednesday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Abbey Room

The field of usability and interactiondesign originally was slow, cumbersome and costly. This was one of the reasons that it was not adopted very fast among practitioners. However, recent years a lot of the methods and techniques have been adapted to better fit the fast moving development processes that are predominant in software companies today. But what do you do when you can't include users because of NDAs? How do you handle the fierce security demands, that are part of your project? Does your customer really know their users, or do they only think they do? And when you have a deadline, how do you avoid UI slowing your progress? This talk is a case story of how UI was included in the agile development process that resulted in the first Danish mobile bank app: Danske Banks mobile banking app.

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Janne Jul Jensen, Interaction Designer and Usability Specialist

Janne Jul Jensen

Biography: Janne Jul Jensen

Janne Jul Jensen is an interaction designer at Trifork A/S. She specialises in usability, human-computer interaction and interaction design, and applies her expertise mainly to the mobile app projects within Trifork, most recently apps for Danske Bank, Radiometer A/S and Roskilde Festival. She is a sought after speaker by educational institutions, conferences, the public sector and companies. She also gives courses internally and externally on her topics of expertise and has recently founded a user group on Design & Usability (in Danish), where peers can meet, get inspired, share experiences and learn from each other.

Previously she was a researcher at Aalborg University for seven years, successfully collaborating nationally and internationally with academia and privately held companies on a number of projects spanning from web accessibility for motor handicapped users to design and evaluation of usability for children. This research resulted in a number of publications. Furthermore, she reviewed for conferences and journals and co-organized smaller conferences. Apart from her research, she taught HCI to undergraduate and graduate students and supervised student projects on these topics. She earned her Ph.D. degree in 2009 and a M.Sc. in Software Engineering in 2003, both from Aalborg University.

Twitter: @jjjtrifork
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