Announcing Proof

I’m thrilled today to announce the start of my new venture: Proof. Proof is a product innovation studio that combines lean processes with strategy, design and technology. With my fantastic partners Giff Constable and Jeff … Read more →

My Talk From Ignite Lean Startup: Replacing Requirements with Hypotheses

Here is a video of my 5-minute Ignite talk, delivered last month at Ignite: Lean Startup II. Thanks to the event organizers, especially Ryan MacCarrigan and the NYC Lean Startup Meetup for having me and … Read more →

Replacing Requirements with Hypotheses

On Monday night, John Halloran and I presented “Replacing Requirements with Hypotheses” at the Agile Experience Design Meetup in NYC. Here are our slides from the talk. Replacing Requirements with Hypotheses View more presentations from … Read more →

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 →

Earle Stanton Olsen 1926-2011

My wonderful father-in-law, who painted passionately until nearly his last day.

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 →