Archive for the 'Management' topic

Playing The Main Character In Your Portfolio Story

Recently, I’ve been talking about having your portfolio tell the story of your best work. One part of any story is the main character, who, in this case, would be you. After all, a project is like an adventure. You start out heading in one direction, then things happen, and you end up growing your […]

Jeff Gothelf on Lean UX in an Agency World

After listening to my interview with UX Immersion speaker, Jeff Gothelf, Ziv posed this this question: I was wondering about the viability of integrating this methodology into a design agency that basically ends it’s work with a recommendations document with no real access to the development teams. It sounds like major shifts in people’s understanding […]

A Great Portfolio Isn’t a Collection of Deliverables

A great portfolio is a collection of the stories that describe your best work. As the demand for UX professionals increases, there’s been a renewed discussion on the importance of having a portfolio. There are even some, like Whitney Hess in a recent SxSW panel, who assert that because UX isn’t really about the deliverables, […]

Discussing Design: The Art of Critique—An April 26 Virtual Seminar

In this seminar you’ll get a reality check on critiques from Adam Connor. He’ll describe how to give, receive, and act upon feedback while confidently guiding your projects through beneficial feedback loops. With the right approach to critique and collaboration, your designs will be stronger than ever. In Adam’s seminar you’ll learn to: Structure projects […]

Championing Contextual Research in Your Organization—An April 17 Next Step Virtual Seminar

To the delight of UX designers everywhere, organizations today increasingly conduct user-centered research methods like surveys, focus groups, and usability testing. In this Next Step seminar, Steve Portigal will give you the talking points to make it happen in your organization. And once you find out how to quell cultural, budgetary, and process resistance to […]

Bringing Order to Your Intranet – An April 4 UIE Virtual Seminar

Over time, intranets can become beastly things. Yes, the very intranet that was supposed to provide a great one-stop-shop for all information has now become a confusing jumble of pages that lack findability, ownership, and currency. On April 4, James Robertson will show you the two fundamental questions you’ll need to answer before untangling your […]

Jeff Gothelf – Lean UX: Integrating Design into Agile

Lean UX can eliminate the contractual obligations inherent with specification documents and other deliverables. Designers and developers find it frustrating to put so much effort into a project then not see it ship at the end. Using the Lean UX process, you’re constantly validating your designs, especially early in the process. This motivates the team to work towards the same end goal.

UX Immersion: $1,349 Price Extended Until Wed., Feb 29

After selling out the original 100 seats for the UX Immersion Conference, we decided to extend the lowest price of $1,349 until Wednesday, February 29. The price will definitely go up, so register now and save money. Don’t miss out on the newest, most critical thinking around two separate and important UX topics: mobile design […]

UIEtips: What The Karate Kid Can Teach Us About Agile and UX

It’s amazing how learning a new skill or process can make you feel overwhelmed and out of your comfort zone. Sometimes we’re asked to follow a set of tasks or procedures that just doesn’t make sense and seems repetitious. Yet after a period of time we start to see how these tasks connect, make sense, […]

Jeff Gothelf – Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business
A Virtual Seminar Follow-up

The goal of Lean UX is to take the focus of user-centered design off of documentation and put it squarely on the experience. The way to do this is to view any design idea as a hypothesis. With a focus on the experience, you can validate or invalidate this hypothesis much quicker. The sooner you reach this validation, the sooner you can focus on designing and building the correct solution.