Scaling Design Teams at A.P. Moller – Maersk

UX Meetup with Kevin McCarthy, Community Lead. January 28th 2021.

Tina Øvad, CXO Preely
04-01-2021

Watch or rewatch our event from January 28th, 2021

Kevin McCarthy, Design Community Lead at A.P. Moller – Maersk talks about “Scaling Design Teams” and share his experiences of moving the design capability in A.P. Moller – Maersk from a “one-man show” to a Design Community of Practice.

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Behind the talk

Question 1

“How to ensure that funding is in place for UX & Design?”

Question 2

“Is the community formed only from ‘long-standing product teams’? Or who else is part in this community?”

Question 3

“As a team of one, how do you make time for user testing?”

Question 4

“Are you working within an agile framework such as SAFE? And if yes, which and for how long?”

Question 5

“What was the biggest challenge for you when you started at a design team of one and what did you do to overcome it?”

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About Kevin McCarthy

Kevin is Design Community Lead at A.P. Moller – Maersk.
He is a User Experience expert with over 20 years of experience in studying user needs and converting them to implementable, usable, and desirable solutions.

About A.P. Moller – Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company and member of the A.P. Moller Group. Connecting and simplifying trade to help our customers grow and thrive. With a dedicated team of over 80.000, operating in 130 countries; we go all the way to enable global trade for a growing world.

About Tina Øvad

Tina is CXO at Preely and External Lecturer at Aarhus University. She has worked with UX strategy- and processes, product management, and agile transformation in various organizations like Radiometer, Nykredit and Bang & Olufsen, and has taught and supervised in UX, agile UX, etc. at the IT of Copenhagen and Aalborg University. Tina has a background in Engineering Psychology and a PhD in Information Systems with focus on agile UX.

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