UIEtips: How Agile UX Can Be a Cost Effective Approach

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Jared Spool. In it, he shares ideas on getting low-cost iterations into your Agile development process. Jared also makes the case that UX-focused design is a team sport. If you’re looking for more on tying UX design and your Agile process together, then you’re going to want to join us on September 18, when Aviva Rosenstein presents our next virtual seminar, Making UX Work with Agile Scrum Teams. Here’s an excerpt from the article: It’s tempting to let those UX-focused design team members do this early work while the rest of the team goes off and does other activities. However, the biggest value from these early iterations comes from the discussions and insights that emerge. The most successful teams involve everyone who will influence the eventual design—including developers and stakeholders—in their design studios and paper prototyping activities. Read the article: Cost Effective Approaches to Iteration in Agile UX. What techniques are you using to reduce the costs of iteration for your team? Leave us a note...

UIEtips: UX Strategy Blueprint

In this week’s UIEtips, Jim Kalbach defines and discusses how to consistently create a UX strategy. Here he shares a tool with you for doing so at your organization—the UX Strategy Blueprint. If your strategy discussions feel more like political battles than progressive team-building, pay attention to Jim Kalbach. His virtual seminar on Thursday, August 28 is all about Defining a UX Design Strategy. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Analysis and planning, while necessary inputs and outputs in the strategy creation process, are not the core of strategy. You can’t analyze your way to strategy: the answers don’t magically emerge from data. And detailed roadmaps don’t provide the rationale for the activity they organize. Strategy does. It connects analysis and planning with an intentional logic that guides decision making. Read the article: UX Strategy Blueprint. Do you have a UX Strategy Blueprint to define your UX strategy? Leave us a note...

Content-First UX Design: What Video Games Teach Us about UX, Our July 17 Virtual Seminar

Great UX design influences one video game becoming a cultural icon while another lands in the $5 bin at GameStop. So what cues can we take from these popular games—and from this technology-driven industry that so closely parallels our own? In her July 17 virtual seminar, Steph is going to teach us about two: Content-First UX Design and Contextual Learning. Attend this seminar, especially if you: Think “content before design” is a pipe dream Want a fresh-but-practical approach to designing for engagement Are looking for low-cost, low-fidelity ways to design faster Play video games Don’t play video games Make this seminar the first of 9 for your team by by registering for our 6 Month Program. Pay once, save your spot in all 9 UIE Virtual seminars from July –...

Just 2 Days Left To Secure the $1,395 Price

If you’ve been thinking about attending the User Interface 19 Conference in Boston, October 27-29, now is the time to register. Secure the lowest price of $1,395 for the full conference when you register by May 15, 2014. The 8 workshops at UI19 will help you understand your users’ needs and create experiences that engage and delight. Leave the conference ready to spark effective and productive change within your organization. Mobile-centric Design Thinking Luke Wroblewski Communicating Design Leah Buley Multi-channel Service Design Marc Stickdorn Content & the Design Process Steph Hay Scenarios for Intuitive Design Kim Goodwin Effective Web Typography Tim Brown Microinteractions Dan Saffer Presenting Data Well Stephen Anderson Reserve your spot and save money Register by May 15 and get the lowest price of...

Strengthen your UX Skills with 8 Daylong Workshops

Come to UI19 in Boston, October 27-29 for two days of hands-on workshops and one day of talks. Leave with a jolt of confidence that you can create the kinds of user experiences others will envy. We’ve put together some of the brightest, most ingenious minds of our time to help you meet the UX challenges you are facing now. Mobile-centric Design Thinking Luke Wroblewski Communicating Design Leah Buley Multi-channel Service Design Marc Stickdorn Content & the Design Process Steph Hay Scenarios for Intuitive Design Kim Goodwin Effective Web Typography Tim Brown Microinteractions Dan Saffer Presenting Data Well Stephen Anderson Reserve your spot and save money Register by May 16 and get the lowest price of...