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Lean UX at Work at TheLadders


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This is the short talk I gave at the beginning of the June 2nd, 2011 meeting of the NYC Agile Experience Design meetup. It is meant to give context to the panel discussion which followed. That consisted of 4 non-designers (dev, product, qa) giving their POV on Lean UX. The full video of that talk is here:

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Lean UX at Work at TheLadders

  1. 1. Lean UX in practice at TheLadders<br />High five!<br />Agile Experience Design Meetup – June 2nd, 2011, NYC<br />
  2. 2. We’re hiring!<br />Designers, developers and more…<br />Job site for professionals earning $100k or more and the recruiters/employers looking to hire them.<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  3. 3. Our first attempts at merging Agile and UX..well…<br />Where others had failed, so did we<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
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  5. 5. So we iterated the process<br />Again and again.<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br /><br />
  6. 6. We learned (at least) two big things…<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  7. 7. 1. Solve problems together<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  8. 8. Problem-statement focus<br />Not features<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br /><br />
  9. 9. Solve the problem together<br />As opposed to implementing someone else’s solution<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br /><br />
  10. 10. 2. Focus on experiences, not deliverables<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  11. 11. Lean UX<br />Inspired by Lean Startup and Agile development theories, it’s the practice of bringing the true nature of our work to light faster, with less emphasis on deliverables and greater focus on the actual experience being designed.<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  12. 12. It goes a little something like this…<br />Initially focused on just the UX folks<br />Prototype<br />Concept<br />Validate Internally<br />Test Externally<br />Learn from user behavior<br />Iterate<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  13. 13. The only thing being removed is waste.<br />You leave that stuff laying around and it starts to stink!<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br /><br />
  14. 14. Example of Lean UX at work<br />Beginning sketch<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  15. 15. Example of Lean UX at work<br />Photoshop hack<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  16. 16. Example of Lean UX at work<br />Visual design<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br />
  17. 17. Example of Lean UX at work<br />Live site<br />#LeanUX | @jboogie<br /><br />
  18. 18. Let’s meet the team…<br />Formed to solve the Connections problem<br />Ben Burton<br />Software Developer<br />Greg Jones<br />Software Developer<br />Matt Gundel<br />QA Engineer<br />Adrian Jank<br />Product Manager<br />@adrianjank<br />@bjburton<br />