Archive for the 'Management' topic

A UX Advantage Podcast with Karen McGrane: Taking Advantage of Fear

The belief of public failure or marketplace irrelevance can drive an organization to change. How does a UX leader exploit this corporate fear? What transforms the momentum from fear into positive change within the organization?

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.

UIEtips: Why Lean UX?

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden. They show us why Lean UX is important. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Lean UX is deeply collaborative and cross-functional, because we no longer have the luxury of working in isolation from the rest of the product team. We can’t continue to […]

A UX Advantage Podcast with Jared Spool: Reinventing Corporate Structures

Traditional organizational silos are the nemesis of delivering great experiences. How do you scale multidisciplinary teams to enterprise size? Does a culture of design require a fundamental structural shift in how the organization operates?

A UX Advantage Podcast with Jared Spool: Gaining Executive Support

Organizational change must be top down and bottom up. How do UX and design leaders influence the way executives make product and technology decisions? What defines true support as opposed to just lip service to a great experience?

A UX Advantage podcast with Jared Spool: Role of Outsiders

Does moving to a design-infused culture mean that outside agency support is no longer valuable? What need does an outside viewpoint fill for design-led organizations? Or are agencies shifting to being an acqui-hire talent pool?

A UX Advantage podcast with Jared Spool: Global UX

Global organizations can no longer project their corporate views of a customer experience upon a multitude of cultures. How do you embed the nuances and subtleties of each culture into a familiar experience regardless of where you are in the world?

A UX Advantage podcast with Jared Spool: Inventing the Yes Lawyer and Restructuring Incentives and Rewards

What does it take to create a culture of design? How does putting user experience first change the way organizations work?

Those are the questions being addressed at the UX Advantage conference. Jared Spool and Karen McGrane will be your hosts as they delve into a series of topics with top design executives. In this podcast, Jared tackles two of those topics, Inventing the Yes Lawyer and Restructuring Incentives and Rewards.

Crucial Topics That Firms Must Tackle to Get the UX Advantage

The power of a well-designed experience can generate millions in profits. Large companies are starting to put UX in the forefront of their organization which gives them a distinct competitive advantage. The UX Advantage Conference is a series of interviews with 14 design leaders covering how they instill UX within their corporate DNA. In this […]

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.