This month in Ask UXmatters, our panel of UX experts discusses how development teams’ prioritizing the use of agile or Lean methodologies affects the practice of User Experience. Our panelists lament how the goal of speeding up development devalues UX research and design, leads to design inconsistencies, and encourages product-team members to take shortcuts. Agile and Lean’s focus on speed can also make it more difficult for product teams to keep the big picture in mind.
Some companies have even decided that their use of agile or Lean methodologies means they can reduce the number of UX designers and researchers working within their organization—or that they can even bypass UX research and design altogether. This is a big problem! Read More
This month in Ask UXmatters, UX professionals on our panel of experts discuss how to deal with clients who want to focus on just one aspect of a UX design.
In some situations, clients might be able to expand their focus if they can understand how other aspects of a design would impact the product and its profitability. For example, for some clients, findings from user research and product-usability testing might be undeniable once they see them. They can cause clients to see designs in a new light.
In other situations, clients are simply incapable of expanding their focus—no matter what the data shows. In such cases, as UX designers, we must either accept that reality or decide not to work with that client anymore. Read More
In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our experts discuss how to integrate UX practices with a continuous-delivery approach. First, our expert panel considers the company’s goal: continuous delivery or delivering meaningful outcomes? They then discuss how advances in DesignOps can help in this situation. Finally, our experts provide several tips on working within a continuous-delivery pipeline.
Every month in Ask UXmatters, our panel of UX experts answers our readers’ questions about a broad range of user experience matters. To get answers to your own questions about UX strategy, design, user research, or any other topic of interest to UX professionals in an upcoming edition of Ask UXmatters, please send your questions to: [email protected]. Read More