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Doing Agile Wrong: Design is not Development

I’ve tweeted a few times about a project I’m on over the past few months where I produced large volumes of wireframes and documentation.<p>Well-meaning …

Is mobile app UI design a complete waste of time and money?

More and more companies are constantly chopping and changing their design direction and user interface in a battle to stand out. Many are employing …

UI Design

99% Invisible

New Analyst Report Rips Agile: Says It's 'Designed To Sell Services,' a 'Developer Rebellion Against Unwanted Tasks'

"The Agile movement is designed to sell services," says analyst firm Voke Inc. in a brand-new report analyzing the movement, presenting findings …

Project Management

9 Conversion Rate Optimization Misconceptions (and How They’re Costing You Money)

There are few marketing practices more misunderstood than conversion rate optimization.Some businesses see it as an unnecessary expense that doesn’t …

Marketing

Wireframes vs prototypes: what’s the difference between these two concepts

There’s a really long debate about wireframes vs prototypes and I’m sure you’ve been a part of it at least once.<p>It’s true: the meaning of …

UX Design

By: Anon

Here is your problem statement: In the fury of switching to Agile methodologies, UX does not want to get left behind. Therefore, we keep trying to …

Robert C. Martin - The Land that Scrum Forgot

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The Death of Agile (Allen Holub)

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Dysfunctional Agile, Agile-in-the-Large – Coté's People Over Process

There’s an old joke in which which an engineer, a psychologist, and physicist (or some other trio involving a physicist) are asked to optimize a …

Management

Modern Agile

Over the past decade, innovative companies, software industry thought leaders and lean/agile pioneers have discovered simpler, sturdier, more …

Project Management

Modern Agile

Have you ever seen someone using an older laptop and just felt bad for them?That's how I feel when I see most people practicing agile these …

Project Management

It’s time to cut the agile crap

Agile is Bloated<p>I realised this the other day when, on a mailing list, someone asked about what the “Sprint Goal” was supposed to be. A reply came …

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Going Agile When You Have No Authority

Your current process is a mess. You talk about it with your fellow developers. Everyone has ideas. They also have horror stories about teams that …

Project Management

Agile 2016: Agile is old, we need to make it modern

There is an important conversation developers need to be having in the agile community, and it doesn’t involve scaling, according to Joshua …

Project Management

Why customer personas may be an outdated marketing technique

“When my head is in the typewriter the last thing on my mind is some imaginary reader. I don’t have an audience; I have a set of standards.” – Don …

Marketing

7 Signs You May Have a Problem Persona

The 7 Signs You Have a Problem Persona<br>(and what to do about it)<p>If you create user experiences or marketing programs and use personas, then be on the …

Usability

Are personas past their prime?

Personas get a mixed reception from design teams, with some questioning their value. A typical criticism is that persona descriptions are …

Design

Ask 37signals: Personas?

Personas didn’t work at Automatic. Design principles did.

Last weekend, I spoke on a panel at the InfoCamp conference at the Berkeley’s School of Information, called <i>Death to the user? The role of the user in</i> …

UX Design

Are photos of your personas making them worse?

Have you ever read a story and made up what the person looks like in your head? I do, and I hope you do too so I feel less weird.<p>You’ve probably …

Usability

The Problems of Using Personas

Have you been using personas in your design process? Below are some issues to take note.<p>The concept of using personas originated from Cooper (1999), …

Usability

Replacing Personas With Characters

Resolving the destructive effects of Personas.<p>Read the Persona* (please see note below) below and then learn what your brain does.<p>Alan is a 30 year …

Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”

For as long as we can remember, innovation has been a top priority—and a top frustration—for leaders. In a recent McKinsey poll, 84% of global executives reported that innovation was extremely important to their growth strategies, but a staggering 94% were dissatisfied with their organizations’ …

Finding “hard to find” customers for research

Our team at Google Ventures meets with startups every week to advise CEOs, give design feedback, and answer pressing questions. We talk a lot about …

Ikea And Ideo Tease A Kitchen For The End Of The World

Interactive cooktops and drought-friendly dishwashers.The future is bright and Doomsday-ready.<p>There always seem to be two potential futures: In one, we have Marty McFly flying around on hoverboards like everything’s wonderful. In the other, we have Katniss Everdeen slitting throats for the world’s …

The uncanny valley of prototyping

<b></b>Clients and colleagues can misunderstand the nature of a prototype. It falls to us to explain its role.Don't check your feeds as much as you should? …

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10 Rules For Efficient Form Design

Forms is the one of the most important <i>type of interaction</i> for users on the web and in the apps. They are used everywhere — for registration, …

UX Design

How we design and deploy enterprise-ready iOS apps in weeks, not months

I’m proud to say that I am the first IBM designer with a master badge in Design Thinking and the first user experience designer hired in IBM’s …

Thoughtbot’s Kyle Fiedler: Know yourself and trust your process

We chatted with thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer about involving designers in business strategy, hiring the right people, and the one thing teams …

UX Design