Agile (often used synonymously with Agile Development or Agile Design) is an approach to creating products via an iterative and collaborative process. In organizations, Agile promotes cross-functional collaboration, rapid design and development, early product releases, and a process of iterative ...

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'Fountain well' style of software development

Instead of a waterfall style of software development where the development follows the design process, I wonder if anyone has experience with what I am dubbing the 'fountain well' style of product ...
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How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User

We do iterative releases, and thus I see a good number of user UI/UX requirements come in. Which is great so we can focus on the key areas. Naturally these requests are in the format "The system ...
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Should persona be written at an epic, theme or story level?

The level of detail that a persona needs seems to be affected by at what level the persona helps move the design process along. My question rolls up to, do personas need to include enough details to ...
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Are there documented UX processes for dealing with full site redesigns in an Agile environment?

I'm looking for published case studies or research on how a UX team can approach a full site redesign with an Agile dev team. Specifically, I'm looking for examples that go through what foundational ...
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UX Team Layout and Structure [duplicate]

I'm managing a team of 10 UX designers in an agile environment. Each designer is assigned to a sprint team and sits with that team. The office are revising their seating plan and I'm making a stance ...
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Agile Scrum: Framework to minimise the level of details that go into the definition of done?

Users stories acceptance criteria are an integral part of the user story. If not done exhaustively, acceptance criteria can cause a whole chain of issues such as bad sequencing of development tasks or ...
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How to incrementally do transition from large legacy system with poor UX?

I am sure many of us have faced this problem before. As the only UX designer in a mid-size organization, I am facing a few challenges while executing projects. The organization has a legacy web based ...
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UX Team Structure in Agile

I wanted to get some insights into the structure of our UX Team. Currently we have 10 designers all working in an agile environment. UX Manager (on scrum team) UX Team Lead (on scrum team) 8 UX ...
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UI/UX in an Agile Development Environment

I'm working with a company on a medium-large scale web application. The application is to replace existing applications, manual, and electronic processes. This project is on a tight deadline, and is ...
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how descriptive should a user story be?

I have been tasked to write some user stories to help create a page for transactional history. The standard approach is to follow the now known statement " As a type of user, I want some goal so that ...
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Design and development team experience with community/user driven feedback platforms

In reviewing the benefit of transitioning to a user/community driven product design and development process, the availability of platforms such as GetSatisfaction and UserVoice (plus other similar ...
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Centralized UI/UX with Agile dev teams?

We have several cross-functional agile teams in different locations working on products that aggregate up to 2-3 solutions. Are there any examples of how companies manage a consistent UX across such ...
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In the UXD process who owns the body copy?

I am currently working on a web based application and we have wireframes and style guides. Our process works something like this ... designs for each major flow are prototyped and visual creates the ...
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How do you write a UX “non-story” in agile - NOT a user story

My manager has asked me to create 1 or more UX stories for a project I'm about to begin. By a UX story, I'm not referring to the USER story (i.e. as an accountant I want to write checks so I can pay ...
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Lean UX: How to synchronize the team

I've been reading Lean UX hoping to implement some of what I see in a brand new UX team at my organization. One thing I noticed is that a lot of the activities and suggestions assume that you can/will ...
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Could the agile development process be in detriment of the UX for early adopters? [closed]

I've always tried to be informed about (and use... when possible) the latest software, kind of an early adapter. Then, in the latest years I've noticed a decrease in the quality of all the products I ...
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Where and when to prepare the user stories in Agile development?

I'm using Mobile-D which is a substance of Agile methodology. I've been asked to prepare the user stories. So in case you are familiar with Mobile-D, please tell me in which phase I must add the ...
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How to handle multiple versions of same application with different set of features

Imagine you have two versions of the same web application. Lets call them v1 and v2. The use of the two versions is the same. V1 is an older version which is extremely flexible and customizable but ...
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How can I demonstrate the value of good usability and better user experience in corporate enterprise environment?

Background: Eventually in a hypothetical corporate enterprise environment that I refer to, people who 'pay' for the application never use the applications developed. The main consideration is always ...
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Shouldn't UX be Lean and Agile inherently?

People describe different types of UX such as Agile UX and Lean UX. Looking at the Agile manifesto and Lean methodology, it would seem to me that a successful implementation of UX processes would ...
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Is the Agile Manifesto based on UX philosophies (or vice versa)?

Looking at the statements in the agile manifesto, it seems to reflect user-centered design principles quite well. With a few very minor wording changes, it would probably work for a UX manifesto. I ...
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What is the best way to calculate how long a UX design task will take? [closed]

The company I am working for runs the agile model - and we have to provide estimates of how long a particular task will take. If I haven't done the task before, how will I know how long to give as an ...
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Best “Cycle” for developing new products?

Given that everyone has their own "nitch" or style for developing new products/applications, I was wondering if there is an ideal cycle that most ux professionals like to follow? This could be ...
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How do you make UX findings/constraints/designs most visible/present for the development team?

Composing a User eXperience framework made of findings, constraints, requirements, designs, personas, ... is one thing. How do you communicate it at best with development team? How do you make your ...
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How do you use scenarios after user stories have been created on the backlog in an agile environment?

I've recently came across Kim Goodwin's work where she shares her passion for using scenarios as a design tool. She talks about using scenarios, in an agile environment, to inform the writing of the ...
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How Do I Collect UX Requirements for the System in Agile Development Environment?

I am starting working on project planning application, which the client wants to develop using the agile model. I want to understand how can i take the requirements and convert them to the usual UX ...
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User Experience vs. UI Javascript Component Libraries

Anyone run into Agile Development teams that use UI Component Libraries (PrimeFaces and IceFaces) with horrible User Experiences ... who won't modify the code to support a better User Experience. ...
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At what point in the development process should UX come into play in an Agile work environment?

What are some successful examples of UX and the Agile Development process playing nicely together? Traditional agile doesn't usually account for it.
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What makes a UX User Story?

How does one create a user story as used in Agile methodologies? How should they be written; is there a standard?
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Including everyone in the company User Story creation?

I am a firm believer that design happens in every part of a company. Encouraging participation in Story creation follows that vein. We have been experimenting with encouraging anyone - programmers, ...
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How do you prevent scope creep in agile projects when usability testing?

I have a client who recently asked me about this problem. I was wondering how you'd handle it? They are new to UX and to Agile methods, so they are struggling in interesting ways. As part of a ...
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Recommendations for storing design documents?

I'm an Interaction Designer working in an Agile environment, and my team members are located across the globe. My challenge is getting the team to move away from making design decisions over email and ...
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How do you currently manage wireframes and storyboards for software releases?

I'm very new to wireframing in an Agile environment (2-week sprints). My wireframes and storyboards contain features for immediate release as well planning as for future releases. I'm using Visio, ...