Big Design 2013 – Prototype Collaborate Innovate, Sketching UX

Ok, I’m late.. like really late on posting this – so late, in fact, that the Big Design Conference 2014 is right around the corner! I realize that’s it’s been a year since I’ve updated my blog (sorry about that). A LOT has happened in the last year and I hope to post about some of those things in the near future. Until then, here at least is part of my attempt to play catch up.

Last year I spoke at the Big Design Conference. It was my 5th time speaking there. I continue to be impressed by the organizers and growth of this conference. The Big Design Conference is quickly becoming a “go to” international UX conference.

One of the highlights from me, is that I got to take my entire team to the pre-conference workshops. I attended the “Workshop Workshop” – basically the awesome Russ Unger was teaching facilitation techniques while also teaching some of the team exercises from his “Designing the Conversation” book. I’m always leery of trying to teach two different things at the same time, but Russ pulled this of beautifully.

I spoke on prototyping and collaborating, sharing some of the techniques that we were using at GetThere (I spent last year leading the UX product design team for GetThere). Here are the slides from my talk:


If you haven’t picked up Todd Zaki Warfel’s Prototyping book – go get it! Between his book and the Innovation Games book you’ll get the meat that I had to leave out of my short talk.

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About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email