Martina Schell, Method

Martina Schell is a digital product and service designer at Method with 15 years experience in user-centered design, experience strategy and qualitative design research.

She holds a MA in Applied Imagination from Central Saint Martins, where she conducted research into methods for multi-disciplinary collaboration to support creativity and innovation and helps organisations adopt lean, agile and user centered collaborative working practices.

To help improve cross-disciplinary communication Martina is writing a book with James O'Brien on how to fix common anti-patterns in how we communicate with stakeholders.

Martina co-founded UX Tuesday and mentors at Seedcamp and Lean Startup Machine to bring UX expertise to startups. She serves on the UK UXPA board, and regularly organises and speaks at events.

Lean Startup in Design Consulting - Lessons Learned

I will share successes and challenges from bringing Lean Startup working practices into a design consultancy context. Johanna Kollmann and I spoke about this topic at Interaction 13 at the beginning of the year and I'd love to build on our lessons learned nine months on. This is a work in progress, rather than a silver bullet solution - I'm keen to hear experiences from the group and facilitate a discussion.