What design process do you follow? And if it's not working, what are your options?
If you're like most designers, you follow a waterfall process where project assets are generated and shared, moving from one person to another in a sequential order. The waterfall is linear, with checkpoints in place to aid project management and enable quality assurance. But the waterfall isn't for every project, and it can sometimes create more harm than good.
In this 1-hour HOW Webinar, Jason Tselentis (associate professor of design at Winthrop University) reveals the waterfall's advantages, as well as its pitfalls, and teaches you about how different, non-waterfall processes that use iterative and incremental development (IID) may satisfy the needs of your team, clients, end users and consumers. You'll learn about how SCRUM and other project management methods can help you and your team get down to business and move products out the door much more efficiently. You'll also see how project management systems and tools can enable you to release work more rapidly and more often, a goal that practitioners of agile software development strive to achieve.
In this design tutorial, you will learn to:
- Identify projects suited for the waterfall
- Differentiate between the waterfall and iterative and incremental development (IID)
- Apply IID practices to your own projects, whether done with a team or on your own
- Conduct more efficient and productive check-ins with your team members and users
Who should watch this webinar:
- Marketing and advertising executives
- In-house managers
- Studio managers
- Production supervisors
- Advertising agency account representatives
- Print designers, especially those transitioning to digital, web, app, and user experience design
Click the video below for a preview of Agile Methodologies for Designers with Jason Tselentis. Instantly stream this tutorial and hundreds more on your computer at HOW U Video now!
Jason Tselentis is a designer, writer, and educator. He has completed print and interactive design for: the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame, Continental Tires, and 20th Century Fox, as well as small- to mid-sized non-profits. He has also consulted award-winning creative agencies on best practices, and participated in think tanks and research studies with Intel Labs. As Associate Professor at Winthrop University's Department of Design, he teaches visual communication design, brand strategy and development, web design, and typography. Jason has authored and co-authored books on typography, web design, and design history, and his writing has also been featured in Arcade, Eye, Mental Floss, Open Manifesto, and HOW magazines.