First seen in 2011, a new, potentially dangerous form of collective madness has been infecting development and product teams around the globe: MVP madness. Find out what MVP madness is, why it can be so damaging and how to stop it infecting you, and your team.
Good design requires collaboration, but whilst Agile is great for collaborating within teams, it’s not so great for collaborating outside of teams. In the second of a two part Agile UX series get some hints and tips for better cross-team collaboration.
Agile has touched every aspects of software development, including of course UX. In the first of a two part Agile UX series get some hints and tips for managing your work as part of a cross-functional Agile team.
Technical debt is a well-known problem when taking an agile software development approach, but what about design debt? This case study from UCD Gathering 2020 explains what design debt is and covers some strategies for dealing with it.
Find out what the great railway gauge war of the 19th century can teach you about Agile and why the Death Star is the best model for maintaining a design system!
Design sprints are great if you can get everyone in the same room, but what if you can’t do that? What if you’re forced to run a remote design sprint? Find out some top tips to ensure that your remote design sprints are just as successful as when everyone is co-located.
In today’s world of MVPs, experiments, Sprints and Agile product development, building up design debt is inevitable. Find out exactly what design debit is, how to tackle it, how to stop it building up too much and what you can learn from the Winchester mystery house.
Many product teams are expanding the UI design role to also include UX (i.e. a UX/UI designer). Find out why this is often a bad idea, and why product teams benefit from having UI and UX designers.
Designs sprints are a great way to help answer critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with users. However, the common 5-day design sprint is not as user-centred as it could be. Find out how to carry out a more user-centred 5-day design sprint along with some hints and tips for running design sprints.
Sketch storming is a fantastic exercise for generating lots of ideas as part of a co-design workshop. Find out how to play sketch storming and why you should be incorporating it into your next ideation workshop.