With this post we would like to welcome our first speaker for the Second UX Belgrade Meetup. He has tons of experience both as a designer and developer, and he has kindly agreed to come all the way from Berlin just for this occasion.
His name is Janko Jovanovic, and he has been deeply involved with design and product development for over 20 years. In the past 10 years he has focused on UXD more exclusively. At the moment he works for Contentful, and works on product research and strategy. He has copious experience with Agile, Scrum, Lean UX and similar methodologies, but his personal favorite is traditional User-centered design.
Janko says about himself,
Design strategy, qualitative research, research analysis, design synthesis, rapid prototyping, usability testing, and facilitating collaboration across departments is where I spend most of the time.
As the title of this post suggests, he will be talking about how UX design isn’t just about design. He will talk about his personal experience how a traditional UCD process has been applied in an environment that wasn’t familiar with it, and had no understanding for it. It successfully managed to transform the company’s process and strategy. This presentation will really be able to shed some light on how design can have a positive effect on a company’s growth and strategy.
If you want to see some of Janko’s work take a look at his Dribbble, follow him on Twitter, or read his blog. He has also been featured extensively on Smashing Magazine, so you can read more about his thoughts on business and design here.