UX in an agile environment (Copenhagen)

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.

The event will be held in English


  • Dr. Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, 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.

    Marta Larusdottir is an Associate Professor at Reykjavik University with a PhD in Human-computer interaction. Marta has extensive leading knowledge in the area of evaluation and user feedback in software development. Particularly, she is a well known researcher in agile software development and how the user perspective is integrated in agile processes and has written several papers and arranged workshops on that subject.

  • Tina Øvad Pedersen, IT University of Copenhagen
    Tina will give a talk on her work as a UX designer and researcher in the agile arena. She will present insights into ideas and tools that help both UX designers and agile teams to overcome some of the obstacles and challenges of working with UX design in an industrial, agile environment.

    Tina Øvad Pedersen is a part-time Lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen where she teaches user experience and agile development. She has an industrial PhD, in collaboration with Radiometer Medial, in which she investigates the possibilities of incorporating UX design and usability into agile, industrial environments. Furthermore, Tina has worked as a UX designer at Radiometer and SenDx Medical. She has also designed a common framework for UX design in agile development environments in collaboration with Nykredit.

The meeting is organised by InfinIT and UX-Danmark.




Practical information

Date:    6 December 2016


Presentations start at 9:30

Place:   IT University of Copenhagen
Rooms 2A12+2A14
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
2300 Copenhagen
Price:   Participation is free of charge 
Contact:   Marie Rørdam Fenger


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