Great User Research in an Agile World

  • 20 Jun 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • XO Group, 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007


Great User Research in an Agile World

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Agile is great. It gets you to market faster, with better quality and less risk. It’s flexible, transparent and engages both your organization and its customers. One problem though; it’s a developer-heavy, fast process that may appear to leave little time for User Research. 

How do we plan, execute and deliver findings in the tight timelines of Agile? What happens to higher-level UX strategy? How do we make this work in a large enterprise across distributed teams?

This talk will share the perspective of three members of the Bloomberg UX team; a project manager, a user researcher and an interaction designer. We’ll share how we’re solving these challenges here at Bloomberg. We’ll also share some best practices and give advice for overcoming similar challenges in your own organization.

Meet Our Panelists

Anthony Viviano 

 Senior Interaction Designer, Bloomberg  

Anthony currently works with Bloomberg’s Financial Products UX team. In this role, he designs workflows, processes and interfaces for tools used by Bloomberg’s engineers to manage and monitor system uptime. He also worked with Bloomberg’s mobile UX team on interfaces designed to keep clients engaged while away from their Bloomberg Terminals. Prior to Bloomberg, Anthony worked in many industries, including financial services, automotive, hospitality and consumer packaged goods, both as a consultant to large enterprises and internally.

Kelly Cross 

 User Experience Project Manager, Bloomberg 

Kelly Cross is a project manager with Bloomberg’s Financial Products UX team. In this role, she plans and manages UX deliverables from conception to delivery in collaboration with UX, business and engineering teams across the organization. She integrates Agile methodology with traditional project planning to ensure the design department can quickly adapt to changing requirements and priorities while consistently providing value. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Kelly built a decade-long career in managing complex projects in digital media, news and advertising industries.

Jaris Oshiro

Senior User Experience Researcher, Bloomberg

Jaris works on Bloomberg's Financial Products UX Research team. He has worked on quick, iterative research studies with the mobile UX team, and has also led accessibility-focused studies on the Bloomberg Terminal. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Jaris worked on the Google Chromecast and Google [X] UX research teams, and has also worked at WebMD, working on mobile and desktop apps to promote health behavior change.

Hosted & Sponsored by

XO Group
195 Broadway,
25th Floor,
New York, NY 10007



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 Event Admission ($10) + Annual Membership ($15)


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Free with admission: snacks, refreshments, networking opportunities, intelligent discussions, not-so-intelligent discussions, enlightenment, and inspiration.


Tuesday, June 20

6:00-6:50 PM

 Networking & Refreshments

6:50-7:00 PM 

 Opening Announcements

7:00-8:00 PM

 Panel Discussion & Q&A

8:00-9:00 PM

 More Networking & Refreshments


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Regular registration closes at 10:00pm ET on Monday, June 19th -or- whenever seating capacity is reached, whichever occurs first. Tickets can be transferred by sending a request to up until 48 hours before the event opening. Transfer requests received after this period may not be received or processed. Transferees will please bring the transferer's registration confirmation in printed or digital form as backup.

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