Archive for the 'Development' topic

Jeff Gothelf – Discover What Customers Really Want with Lean UX

When some people hear the term Lean UX, they dismiss it as simply a nouveau buzzword. There can be some confusion as to its relationship to Agile, both the methodology and the adjective. Some of the biggest resistance came from the idea that Lean UX was shortcutting and lazily undoing much of the groundwork to get organizations to buy into the value of UX. But as waterfall development increasingly becomes “the old way” of doing things, teams are operating in more agile, or Lean, ways.

Josh Seiden – Lean UX for Enterprise

With the widespread adoption of Agile development methods, Lean UX has grown in popularity in the user experience world. It’s built around small, collaborative, cross-functional teams and is an extremely useful approach for startups and smaller teams. However, challenges arise when trying to adapt it to a larger, enterprise organization.

Theresa Neil – Designing Native Apps

Offering a mobile design is essential in today’s web. Having an app, however, can be a hotly contested issue. The cries of, “we need to be in the app store!” are heard coming from corner offices. While having a presence there can be beneficial, you have determine how to best serve your users, and whether a native app or a web based product is the ideal.

UIETips:The Curse of a Mobile Strategy

In this week’s UIEtips, we offer an original article from me, Jared Spool. In it I look at the reasons to go with either a mobile–friendly web site or a native app.  Here’s an excerpt from the article: However the idea of a mobile strategy has always struck me as a bit odd. After all, […]

Nate Schutta – Choosing Which Mobile Experience to Build Live!

By now, companies know they need to be “on mobile.” But should that experience be a native app, a mobile web app, or something in between? The answer rarely is such a simple choice. And if you’ve ever entered into mobile discussions with a series of stakeholders, it may seem impossible to reach consensus.

Aviva Rosenstein – Working with UX in an Agile Environment

Integrating UX into an Agile workflow has historically been a bit of a challenge. This could be due to a general lack of communication with the development team, or not feeling like the proper time or value is given to UX within the organization. Through her research, Aviva Rosenstein discovered that many problems people were having are commonplace. Additionally, she found that others had actually already worked out solutions to some of these.

Josh Seiden – Hypothesis-based Design within Lean UX

In traditional development environments, requirements are what you base the project’s direction on. However, requirements assume that you know what you’re doing and why you’re building it. Substituting your thinking to adopt a hypothesis approach allows you to examine where you may be wrong. Lean UX itself embraces hypotheses to quickly determine what is and isn’t true about a project and which is the right path to go down.

UIEtips: Misconceptions about Collaboration

In today’s UIEtips, Dan Brown of EightShapes discusses the three ways in which people misunderstand collaboration. You’ll be much more successful encouraging collaboration with an understanding of these misconceptions. Want more of Dan’s thinking about design teams and collaboration? Join us on May 15 when he presents our next virtual seminar, Make Collaboration Happen, Even with […]

Ben Callahan – Structuring Your Workflow for Responsive Web Design

As responsive web design becomes more prevalent, our approach to designing for the web is changing. With former assumptions, as dismissive as they may have been, that the web was a fixed width, it was easier to have a more linear workflow. With the need for the web to reconfigure and adapt to different devices and displays, designers and developers need to adapt to changing workflows.

Wanted: Amazing Web Developer Intern

We’re looking for an amazing Web Developer Intern for a paid, 4­-month internship, starting late Summer 2013. Fast Forward Four Months… We’d like to thank you for doing a fantastic job as our 2013 fall Web Developer Intern. You’ve excelled at maintaining, editing, and documenting our stable of web properties. You created all of our […]