Renwick: Implementing the minimum viable organisation
Parks: Risks and Problems
Smith: Resilience as a continuous delivery Enabler
Halford: Awesome products inspiration or iteration
Rich Ware Skybus
Key Note Speaker Gerd Gigerenzer:
Hyde: Making the Jump from Design to Product
Sullivan: Using Neuroscince to build High Performance Teams
Rashid: A gentle introduction to Neural Networks
Bridgewater and Walters: Agile to treat ADHD
I found this paper surprising as Bridgewater and Walters discussed how they has deployed Agile Methodology to help organise their personal and professional lives given that one partner has sever ADHD. This illustrates that Agile can be useful in many different arenas outside of app development.
Stockwell: Adjusting research to the Agile World
Living as a reflective practitioner, being reflective in the right way, at the right time which allows one to grow and develop as an effective creative, is tricky.
It takes practise, requires structure and needs to be developed into an embedded habit.
What I am currently researching is how my research methodology ‘REALM’, is underpinned by Grounded Theory, Action Research, Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice, and how this could be practically applied in my work.
I actually already deploy this methodology in my practice however, I have not applied this structure of writing to my journal entries. If I applied a structure I would not miss an opportunity for reflection and subsequent personal and professional development.
My understanding of App Design Methodology fits well with my understanding of action research and reflective practice.
I think that my methodology, that which I modelled in CGI entitled ‘Helix’, can be termed REALM (Reflective Agile Learning Model)
‘Embedding Reflection and Learning into Agile Software Development’, Babb, Hoda, and Narbjerg.
Mind & Nature: A Necessary Unity, Bateson, G. 1979
The spiral I referred to In my CGI animation was inspired by my observations of fractal patterns in natural formed objects such as a rams horn or fern leaf. It was an attempt to visually explain a methodology that was iterative and yet reflective in nature.
The closest methods I could relate to at that time was action research. I found practice-based and practice-led methodologies too vague and the emphasis on philosophy rather than the research topic was particularly distracting.
Today I read the following article:
I am looking for methodologies relating to App Design.
I am reading about Agile (OUP used agile methodology), Reflective Practice looking at spiral models of knowledge acquisition and iterative research practices.
There are many texts published on this and so I am working through them.
If I could find one I can use commercially this would also help with my experimental practice-research work and any future papers I could publish. I will follow this line of enquiry on my experimental blog as I get to grips with the commercial application.
But first, I am asking ‘Do I have a sound practical methodology with which I can Design, Develop and Deliver, Apps?’.