Archive for the 'Design' topic

A UX Advantage Podcast with Karen McGrane: Shifting To Continuous Deployment

The speed of Agile delivery fundamentally changes the work process and puts new demands on the design cycle. What happens when the notion of deadline dates is replaced with a continual stream of experience enhancements by everyone in the organization?

UI20: Detailed Descriptions on All 8 UI20 Workshops

Explore the UI20 daylong workshops in great detail Monday, November 2 workshops Scenario-Driven Design by Kim Goodwin Prevent endless design debates and feature creep with a shared understanding. Service Design by Marc Stickdorn Design for every touchpoint across your customer’s entire journey. Building Scalable Design Systems and Style Guides by Nathan Curtis Build a cohesive cross-product experience with defined […]

UIE Newsletter: The New Design Leader Emphasizes Leadership

In this week’s article, I discuss the changing roles of a design leader, whose focus should be more on leadership than on design. Here’s an excerpt from the article: As we learn more about the current cohort of design leaders—the ones who are making their organizations more competitive through design—we find they are nothing like […]

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?

Steph Hay – Designing with a Content-First Approach

Usability in products and websites is what most organizations strive for. The more usable the product, the more likely that people will use it. Through research and testing, you can root out many issues with clunky interactions that hinder the experience. What isn’t as immediately clear is if some perceived usability issues are actually understandability problems. Your content could be the culprit.

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.

UI20: Save $300 When You Register by July 16

Take Advantage of the $1,475 Rate—Register by July 16 Save money and guarantee your spot in the workshops of your choice. Register for the User Interface 20 Conference, November 2–4, 2015, in Boston. But hurry because the lowest rate of $1,475 ends July 16. Your UI20 registration includes: Two daylong workshops and a day of featured talks from […]

UIETips: Making Companies Competitive by Expanding Design’s Role

In this week’s article, I explore the positive effects of expanding design awareness in organizations. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In the last few years, companies like GE, Fidelity, Marriott, MasterCard, IBM, Paypal, Nasdaq, and Capital One have realized they can gain a competitive advantage by producing better downstream user experiences. They’re driving change in […]

Bruce McCarthy – UX and Product Roadmaps

Product Managers are responsible for the success of a product. As we’ve seen, UX is not misaligned with business goals, in fact it helps achieve those goals. If UX has become a necessity in terms of a driver of business, product managers need to adapt to it. Those who have a respect and understanding for the value of UX, and incorporate it into their product strategies, can better serve their users and customers, as well as the business.

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?