It seems natural that the design team, being as it is in the service of the development team, should be organized in the same way, around a 2-week sprint. Unfortunately, in practice, that rarely works well. There is a vast difference between the work required to design the product and the work required to build one. Here’s how to keep both teams happy and productive.
Someone recently asked me, “What is the most inventive thing you’ve done?” Woa. Full stop. Talk about a total brain freeze. You mean out of over 100 projects, patents, client engagements, talks, and workshops… I had to pick just one? But after only a moment’s hesitation, I realized that there was simply no debate.
Make your lean UX design practice more collaborative and productive by employing these four sophisticated yet straightforward lean UX communication strategies, especially adapted for success in large, distributed organizations.
Lean UX Design Process in a nutshell: 1. Feel the pain 2. Brainstorm together 3. Prototype cheaply 4. Iterate quickly 5. Try it in real world 6. Repeat steps #2-5 until #1 is eliminated I got tired of how poorly the phone holder was working, so I made my own from leftover household materials in about 20 minutes, after 4 quick …
Not every UX strategy meets with instant success in complex organizations, especially at companies in a transition from traditional heavy industries, or those whose culture is dominated by engineering. The 3.5 Lean UX hacks described in this article are hands-on, practical strategies to help you make your design and research practice more collaborative and productive in a large organization, while also preserving your sanity.
Video: 30-min TED-style talk at the sold-out UX New Zealand conference. Practical Tips for successfully applying #LeanUX #DesignOps techniques in large, complex organizations traditionally dominated by engineering.
Video: How to design wearables like Tony Stark — in 3 minutes. Answering the phone while driving with 2 wearable interface designs: 1) Existing Apple Watch UX & 2) New “Tony Stark” design. Presented at SXSW, HCI International, IA Summit and UX Alive Istanbul.
Video: 36-minute free segment of O’Reilly Video Course. Covers all of the essential parts of the storyboard: Things, People, Faces, Opening Slide, and Transitions. Expert hands-on guided exercises provide step-by-step instruction in basic drawing skills. The module also covers advanced topics like poses and camera angles for students who are ready to move to the …
30 Minute video: Parts of a Storyboard is currently available to view FREE, for a limited time. I’m proud to present our new video course from O’Reilly Media: Effective Sketching for UX Design Written and presented by UX design expert Greg Nudelman (clients include Oracle, Cisco, and eBay) and Emmy-nominated graphic designer Will Krause (Sesame …
Video: 20-min TED-style talk at the sold-out From Business to Buttons Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.