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The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design

The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design
Advertisement 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. If you were told to finish off the following sentence, how would you do it? “You’re not practicing lean UX if…” I asked that very same question on Twitter, LinkedIn and email to some lean UX thinkers1 out there. Let me give you a real-world example. The value of co-location is obvious. “Nothing is more effective than walking over to a colleague, showing some work, discussing, sketching, exchanging ideas, understanding facial expressions and body language, and reaching a resolution on a thorny topic.” I couldn’t agree more, but in one of my projects, it’s not a reality. From Ha Phan7: From Jeff Gothelf8: From Melissa Hui9: The Lean UX Manifesto I didn’t do it alone.

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Lean UX vs. Agile UX - is there a difference? User Experience Design world is a well established kingdom of acronyms and buzz words. UX, IxD, IA, UCD, CX, agile UX, lean UX, guerrilla research, strategic UX, Emotional design… we’re swimming in the sea of strange words risking catastrophe of miscommunication of our own field. Sometimes these words and acronyms differentiate important phenomenons and sometimes they’re… well just buzzwords trying to promote people who coined them. Many argue that Lean UX is a meaningless term, that doesn’t differ from much older Agile UX. I couldn’t agree less. Lean UX expresses important thoughts about processes, that weren’t clearly defined and named before.Lean UX is a totally different term than Agile UX.

How to Design a Mobile Responsive Website - UX Booth  To build a mobile site or not to build a mobile site; this is a question at the forefront of many a discussion. There is, however, another option: responsive web design. When, why, and how should you go about designing a responsive website? With mobile internet users set to surpass desktop internet users in the US by 2015, with tablets becoming more popular, and even with TV internet usage increasing, it’s important for companies to provide a great user experience for all their visitors no matter what device they’re on. How does responsive design help us do this? Well, by allowing us to create one website solution that is flexible for different screen widths.

Agile UX vs Lean UX, which should you choose? The Web is a well established kingdom of acronyms and buzz words. I’m sorry to say so, but we tend to generate a lot of terms that more often than not are a marketing trick rather than a useful definition for describing part of our field. UX, IxD, IA, UCD, CX, agile UX, lean UX, guerrilla research, strategic UX, emotional design… we’re swimming in the sea of strange phrases that abandon clarity in favor of self-aggrandizement. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a luddite. I’ve spent a significant amount of time on the design battleground working as a Usability Specialist; UX Designer; Information Architect; UX Manager. Plenty of buzz words on my own résumé. UX: Psychology of great design – part 1 The World Wide Web turned 20 in April 2013. In its first 20 years the web matured from a largely static medium into the rich, collaborative and wonderfully interactive medium we know today. As such, the interactions and relationships between users and systems have become increasingly complex.

A Process for Empathetic Product Design The discipline of product management is shifting from an external focus on the market, or an internal focus on technology, to an empathetic focus on people. While it’s not too difficult to rally people around this general idea, it can be hard at first to understand how to translate it into tactics. So in this article, I’ll walk through how we applied this approach to a particular product at a start-up, and how it led to large-scale adoption and, ultimately, the acquisition of the company. I was previously VP of Design at MyEdu, where we focused on helping college students succeed in college, show their academic accomplishments, and gain employment. MyEdu started with a series of free academic planning tools, including a schedule planner. As we formalized a business model focused on college recruiting, we conducted behavioral, empathetic research with college students and recruiters.

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you know when a design decision is good or bad? How can you be sure that change is actually for the better and not for the mere sake of change? 5 Big Usability Mistakes Designers Make on Carousels by anthony on 08/02/11 at 4:25 pm A carousel isn’t just a device you’ll find at the airport or amusement park. It’s also a widget that’s found on websites. Designers use them to display visual items in a way that’s quick for users to browse.

15 Free Ebooks about User Experience and Interface Design » paul olyslager I have collected 15 free ebooks about UX and interface design, including some best selling books which are definitely worth reading. Not only are these free ebooks pretty good reads but perhaps I could save a small rainforest as well. Please let me know if you have read other great free ebooks lately. Search User Interfaces by Marti A. Co-designing Users and other figures can become part of the design process as expert of their experience, but in order to take on this role they must be given appropriate tools for expressing themselves. The designers should provide ways for people to engage with each other as well as instruments to communicate, be creative, share insights and envision their own ideas. The co-design activities can support different levels of participation, from situation in which the external figures are involved just in specific moments to situations in which they take part to the entire process, building up the service together with the designers. (2001) Elizabeth B.

Creative UI Design Examples for Great UX UX (User Experience) is all those elements and factors related to the user's interaction with a particular environment or device which generate a positive or negative perception of the product, brand or device. UX is subjective and focused on use. The standard definition of UX is "a person's perceptions and responses that result from the use or anticipated use of a product, system or service". These factors are related to design and usability, but also to the emotions and feelings generated in the user, accessibility, brand trust... In the case of the web, the user's experience with the device is not a matter of concern to web designers: big hardware companies do the job of building our machines and computers.

humanising recruitment for UXers for UXrs, by UXrs Career Advice Three Ways to Annoy a Senior UXer at Interview Why Web Design is Dead Web design is (finally!) dying of irrelevance. Web pages themselves are no longer the center of the Internet experience, which is why designers need to move on to the next challenges—products and ecosystems—if they want to stay relevant. Web design has no future—a risky statement I know, but this article explains why it has no future and what we, as designers, can do about it. As a discipline, web design has already exhausted its possibilities, an emerging combination of tech and cultural trends highlight the need for a broader approach. Let’s start with the symptoms of this inminent death.