Lean UX – Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business — Smashing Magazine
User experience design for the Web (and its siblings, interaction design, UI design, et al) has traditionally been a deliverables-based practice. Wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, content inventories, taxonomies, mockups and the ever-sacred specifications document (aka “The Spec”) helped define the practice in its infancy. These deliverables crystallized the value that the UX discipline brought to an organization. Over time, though, this deliverables-heavy process has put UX designers in…
The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design — Smashing Magazine
My colleague Ajay and I have been working at incorporating lean UX at the enterprise level for over two years. In studying it, I find that there’s a temptation to lay down rules, and if the rules aren’t followed... well, then, you can’t call it lean UX. At the end of the day, though, some lean UX is better than none.
An Agile Functional Specification - its-all-design.com
In this article I explain how to create an agile functional specification, including a downloadable example.
Marrying User-Centered Design with the Agile Software Development Process: 7 Tips for Success - Usability Geek
Agile development focuses on rapid iterative & incremental development. This article provides guidelines on how to incorporate it into user-centered design
The MVP. The Minimum Viable Product. It's a dream many designers hope to someday attain, yet it's a difficult one to achieve. This week, author Jerry Cao reminds us that MVP isn't just about keeping the product small, but also finding the best way to test the concept with an audience.
‘Build, Measure, Learn’ doesn’t mean throwing things against the wall to see if they stick
Guest I am always surprised when critics complain that the Lean Startup’s Build, Measure, Learn approach is nothing more than “throwing incomplete products out of the building to see if they work.” Unfortunately the Build, Measure, Learn diagram is the cause of that confusion. At first glance it seems like a fire-ready-aim process. It’s time to update Build, Measure, […]
Twelve Emerging Best practices for Adding UX Work to Agile Development - Jeff Patton & Associates
How experienced UX practitioners have adapted to work happily in Agile environments Is user experience relevant where you work? 6/10/2008 Don’t know what I want, but I know how to get it 01/21/2008 Kicking off the slow software movement 09/23/2007 Struggling to get into Shu business 7/18/2007 Dirty hands required 4/2/2007 Requirements considered harmful 03/18/2007 The mystery of the shrinking story 2/21/2007 Before-during-after-people 1/3/2007 Designing software for two-headed people…