What’s next for design?

Robert Fabricant of frogdesign has a great piece today on Fast Company’s Co.Design blog. Writing about the current state of American design, Robert ends with a call to action that I agree with wholeheartly–in fact, … Read more →

Balanced Team, September 2011

I was pleased again to be able to attend the Balanced Team conference this past weekend in San Francisco. Balanced Team is a conference about collaboration methods for technology development. It’s put on by a … Read more →

My Slides from Balanced Team Conference

Here are the slides I presented this past weekend at the Balanced Team conference. The talk outlines a method we use at LUXr to frame requirements in terms of assumptions. I wrote about why you … Read more →

What makes it Lean?

What makes Lean UX Lean?  What makes it different enough from other ways of working to merit its own name? Lean UX is not some essential form of UX. Some have suggested that Lean UX is about reducing UX … Read more →

The forces behind Lean UX, Balanced Team and other collaborative approaches

Here’s a great post by Khoi Vihn describing the changing context of design work. If you want to understand a designer’s perspective on the forces driving Agile teams, Lean Startup, and related approaches, this is … Read more →

Design is not…

Lovely quote from a thoughtful blog post by Erik Stolterman. Design is not a form of art, not a form of science, and not a form of management. Design is not applied art, not applied … Read more →

LUXr NYC 2-day workshop, July 9-10

LUXr NYC will be hosting our next 2-day workshop on July 9-10 at Pivotal Labs in NYC. Come join me and Lane Halley at this fun and fast-paced weekend intensive. The intensive is a two-day … Read more →

LeanUX Panel at Startup Lessons Learned 2011

I was lucky to share a stage with Janice Fraser, Tim McCoy, Jeff Gothelf, and Zach Larson at Startup Lessons Learned yesterday, the conference organized by Eric Reis to evangelize the concept of Lean Startup. … Read more →

Entrepreneurial management? Innovation accounting? Eric Reis says you betcha!

A few years ago, a development manager where I worked asked me to sit down for a chat. He had been running a very successful application development team that had done a great job adopting … Read more →

10 Questions and Answers about Lean User Experience

Recently, thanks to my friend Janice Fraser, I’ve had the good fortune of being exposed to the Lean Startup movement. I’ve been thinking and writing and talking about Lean User Experience for a few months … Read more →