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UX & Agile

By Ruben Bos

Introduction

"The biggest irony of the shift to Agile is that it's exactly what the UX world has been seeking for years. Yet now that it's here, we're wholly unprepared for it." - Jared M Spool A lot of people in the UX field struggle with the transition to an Agile process when developing websites, apps or devices. In this flow I will try to share the insights that helped me to get clear that agile can actually improve UX.

Ruben Bos — Creative Director at Mangrove, author of a book called Webdesign Rules! and occasionally I speak ...

Added by Ruben Bos: “UX Design at Apple "Everybody there is thinking about UX and design, not just the designers. And that’s what makes everything about the product so much better . . . much more than any individual designer or design team"

3 4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

EDITOR'S NOTE Happy (almost) New Year! We're saying good-bye to 2014 by revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy. Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company's design process. Most of Apple's own employees aren't allowed inside Apple's fabled design studios. So we're left piecing together interviews, or outright

Added by Ruben Bos: “This time an article written by myself! :-) This article combines my experiences from recent years working in agile teams and how we manage to fit UX in. Also thanks to the insights from articles already posted here.

4 UX design is team work

A lot of people in the UX Design field struggle with the transition from waterfall to an Agile/team process. Because we were doing very well, right? We had a complete workflow set-up. We had this great list of deliverables. This old play-an-department thing was absolutely brilliant for the UX Design discipline. Everybody seemed to be happy with us. Well. We

Added by Ruben Bos: “Not at an article this time. But a book tip. In 'Just Enough Research' Erika explores research possibilities that are more realistic for most web projects.

5 A Book Apart, Just Enough Research

Added by Ruben Bos: “A great overview of possible phases to define a Product Design Sprint

6 The Product Design Sprint: A 5-phase step to kick off your next big project

A Product Design Sprint is a 5-phase exercise which uses design thinking to reduce the inherent risks in successfully bringing products to market. We've done six product design sprints so far and have made them a default part of our consulting engagements. Participating in a Design Sprint orients the entire team and aims their efforts at hitting clearly defined goals.

Added by Ruben Bos: “Terms can get confusing. Not sure this article helps, or adds to confusion, but it might come in handy

7 Agile UX vs Lean UX - How they're different and why it matters for UX designers

I've seen a lot of discussion recently on what the difference is between Agile UX and Lean UX. I am happy to plead guilty to having used these terms interchangeably, as it would seem they are both talking about a more light-weight and iterative UX practice. But when I was recently asked to participate in a Lean UX Roundtable panel,

9 If the government can do it....

Earlier this month the UK Government Digital Service publicly launched the gov.uk , the 'single government domain' or the primary interface for UK Government's digital interaction with citizens, replacing sites including DirectGov and BusinessLink. Although I'm no expert on public sector projects or the history of the UK Government's web presence (I've done bits and pieces as I suspect many

10 Experience Design in the Agency Setting | UX Magazine

Tom Schneider is a former VP of The Usability Professionals Association (Philadelphia) and Experience Design Director at Rosetta (now a Publicis agency) where he's been for the past five-and-half years helping the agency grow from an 85 person company one with over 1,200 employees.

11 Hugh Beyer - Getting Started with UX Inside Agile Development

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:13 - 0.0KB) [ Transcript Available ] Change is always an interruption. For those switching to an Agile process, the transition doesn't always go so smoothly. Suddenly, with things moving so quickly, the role of UX gets lost in the shuffle. User experience is often disregarded in Agile development. The easiest explanation

13 Sketchboards: Discover Better + Faster UX Solutions

The sketchboard is a low-fi technique that makes it possible for designers to explore and evaluate a range of interaction concepts while involving both business and technology partners. Unlike the process that results from wireframe-based design, the sketchboard quickly performs iterations on many possible solutions and then singles out the best user experience to document and build upon. It's what

14 UX and Agile Development: 2012's Challenges and Opportunities

What started as a whisper in 2001 is now practically a force of nature: change is coming to the development process everywhere. Folks realized that to produce quality, competitive software, they had to change the way they approached the problem. Agile development is no longer a fad Ð it's the way people are getting software delivered. Here we are in

Added by Ruben Bos: “So... How do you call yourself when an UX designer is not the only one working on UX?

15 Identity Crisis: Designer Job Titles — User Experience Design (UX) — Medium

Identity Crisis: Designer Job TitlesOr, what the hell do you actually do?One of the fun things about conferences is getting to hear how dozens of people like you or with similar jobs introduce and describe themselves. You get to experiment and adjust your own introduction as you meet more and more people. I was able to attend both XOXO and

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