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Agile UX NYC Conference Session: Code Literacy for Lean Teams – Jonathan Berger

I have to say, this was favourite session out of all of them that day. Jonathan was funny, cogent, realistic while opening up doors in my mind as far as tools and methodologies. It was a good a reinforcement of what I already knew and do, with good thoughts for the future. Scattered notes and photos below. There’s a link to his presentation (done in code) below.

Literacy != Fluency

It’s okay to be conversational vs. fluent
Getting technical doesn’t have to be a full time commitment
  • most of the resources are for people who want to be hard core,
  • but it’s okay to just know enough to mockup HTML prototypes
High levels of code literacy collate with more sustainable projects and more successful outcomes
Making is good for projects
- this is tech literacy’s sweet spot for PO’s and designs
Making is good for teams
- lend a helping hand to devs and reduces the bottleneck
Making is good for individuals
Look at problem solving with a naive eye
Cucumber – an app that translates your story into if/when code – use this to prototype ux/UI
Rspect and Capybara – run tests and make some fixes
JQuery and the DOM – make in browser mocks

Jonathan’s talk, written in code, can be found here: Code Literacy for Lean Teams

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