Sneak Preview: IxDA Munich March 2014 – Design & Product Management

If interaction designers and product owners come together to resolve the most important UX questions of the moment it’s very likely that a new IxDA Munich meeting is taking place. I am hornoured to be part of the selected panel at the “Great UX debate: Design & Product Management” to answer the questions of the IxDA community.

Some of the topics will be:

  • How to include design into product management
  • Relationship between product owners and designers
  • What’s the perfect MVP, from the designer and PO points of view
  • Long term vision vs every day UX

Join the IxDA community on Monday, March 10th, 2014, at 19:00 at Google Germany GmbH, Dienerstrasse 12, 80331 Munich and register here!

The Panel

Alexis Brion, UX Designer at Carpooling: Local Leader at IxDA Munich: UX and interaction designer with experience at different internet companies in Munich. Alex will moderate the debate and select the best questions for the panel.

Anneke Rietzel, UX Designer at Google: Anneke has more than a decade experience designing and ideating interfaces, teach at Quantm College, worked for agencies and currently works at Google in Munich.

Sven Read, Lead Designer at BörseGo: Sven is the head of the design team at BörseGo, he has over a decade experience working at UX, visual and web design positions. He is the creator of the Words App.

Tom Jones, Product Manager at InterNations: Tom has over a decade experience working in developing environments, worked for amiando and XING in the past and currently works at InterNations in Munich. Tom is an evangelist of the agile movement.

Michael Ludwig, Senior Product Owner at AutoScout24: Michael is a lean product manager with a strong background knowledge in the automotive industry. Prior to joining AutoScout24, he worked for Axel Springer’s auto portal autobild.de, Carmondo and Porsche. Parallel to his work at AutoScout24 he is a passionate blogger and sketchnoter.

About IxDA

IxDA Munich is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association, a member-supported organization without cost of membership. The aim of the local chapter is to promote the field, coordinate meetings and serve the local design community.

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UI-Wildwuchs? Pixelgenaue Designspezifikationen? Codeduplizierung im Frontend? Überall Browserhacks? Inkonsistenter Markenauftritt? HTML, das keiner versteht? Diese Zeiten sind vorbei, wenigstens bei AutoScout24, wie meine Kollegen Mareike Graf und Simon Hohenadl auf der WebTech Conference 2013 in München zu berichten wussten.

Gemeinsam wurde ein Framework aufgebaut, das es allen Designern und Entwicklern ermöglicht, schnell neue Seiten im Corporate Design zu bauen. Im Vordergrund stehen dabei Klarheit, Wiederverwendung und die Möglichkeit, das portalübergreifende Design an einer zentralen Stelle zu ändern.

Konstruktive Zusammenarbeit hat dafür gesorgt, dass Aussprüche wie “das sieht ja keiner” von Entwicklern oder “schieb das noch zwei Pixel nach rechts” von Designern der Vergangenheit angehören.