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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 learning/evolution.

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UX & Agile: What criteria could change the complexity of a UX user story?

I'm part of a cross functional dev team, we are applying Agile and also we are trying to adopt UX. Now, we have a difficult moment to estimate the UX user stories. What criteria can be involved to ...
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Best practices for technically executing AB testing on ecommerce site?

I am working on a site redesign for my company's ecommerce site. We sell access to upcoming and recorded webinars. As a part of this redesign, I have recommended a new product strategy in which ...
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What are some creative ways to 'document' UI error messages that are manageable and maintainable for developer handover?

Background I am a designer working for a large organisation that has thousands of system error codes that are associated with system default error messages. Sometimes these system default error ...
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How does Design Thinking, Agile and Lean UX work together?

I have become confused on the different processes involved between Design Thinking, Agile and UX Lean. I recently read an article that tried to explain how these processes work together as I wanted to ...
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UI/UX User Story example

On a current project, we're trying to write UI/UX into the user story and we currently have this: Story: "focus on design for the beginner user Acceptance criteria: Intuitive navigation ...
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How to help a development-oriented Product Manager understand that UX is important?

I work as a UX Designer in an IT company. The company is still very developer-oriented with a low level of UX Maturity. The team consists of two designers (me included) and 4 developers. We have ...
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UI/UX in agile team vs technical limitation of design

I am a team leader with decent programming background. I learned basics of basics of UI design during my studies, however I am far from being experienced in this field. So please forgive me my ...
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Main difference between Lean UX and Agile [closed]

Which is(are) the main difference(s) between Lean UX and the Agile approach?
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How to help Quality Assurance team to validate designs against development environment in an Agile project?

I wanted to know how you deal with similar situations. We are working using agile methodology so we design piece by piece of the designs. But it happened a lot that when later QA wants to check if ...
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Usability Testing a website redesign

My company is working on an agile website redesign project. The website is a content-focused, lead gen website. We have come to a disagreement internally about when to perform usability testing. I ...
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Should wireframes progress with the sprints?

In our end of sprint meetings with the client, we show the work done during the sprint then go over what will be in the next sprint. In the later, we usually show the wire frame for a visual. I ...
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2nd UX interview with Agile guy [closed]

I am an interviewing for a UX Manager position. I will be the first UX professional to join this company. The company has neglected UCD and is now looking for someone to spearhead UX methodologies ...
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Story Mapping: How to write initial epics and user stories?

We are trying to do a story mapping session for a new project (a student portal). Since this is my first time doing this and we don't have a business analyst in the team that could help me, I'm ...
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UX designers, what does your design handoff to dev process look like?

I'm a product designer, UX/UI (whatever else you wanna call it). I work closely with devs during the pre-deployment phases. Because of the speed at which we operate, and the complexity of the ...
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Writing user stories - how do you decide what is a bad vs. a good story?

In my experience within different project teams the criteria for deciding what is accepted as a user story can vary quite a bit. My main problem is that some of the stories we create aren't actually ...
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Design Thinking: Simple, but interesting challenges [closed]

I am planning to hold a Design Thinking Workshop in my Company (IT-Consulting). Given time Frame is 4-6 hours. I want the participants to go through the whole process by themselves, so they have the ...
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Concrete example of a ripple effect in JJG's layers of user experience design?

In Jesse James Garrett's book The Elements of User Experience: User-centered Design for the Web and Beyond, there's a model consisting of 5 planes (Strategy, Scope, Structure, Skeleton, and Surface). ...
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Choice of Programming Languages and UX

A bit of context Before anything, this is NOT a question about programming, but of course it's related. My context is as follows: I own a small consultation firm with a development area. We deal ...
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Using Prototypes for more than just user-testing

Other than for user-testing purposes, PM, Dev and QA are asking the designers in our company to create prototypes to be used as a guide along side of annotated wireframes and visual specs and the ...
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A 'UX Manifesto' based on the Agile Manifesto

Based on a previous question I asked, and also just reading a few articles lamenting the way Agile software development should be killed off and the teaching and learning of UX design appears to be '...
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Where does user-testing happen in LeanUX/Agile?

I'm trying to reconcile what I feel is a bit of a contradiction in LeanUX. test, validate, and iterate early reduce the documentation load Does your organization user/usability test in an agile ...
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How to ensure design is involved in product development

We have several development teams, a Product Owner team and a Design team. The PO team generally works with the design team whilst writing the user stories and acceptance criteria and then typically ...
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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

I'm a UX designer in a small software development start up. Until now, I've always worked with developers since the beginning of interface creation, because I don't want to lose time working on many ...
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UX/UI Designer vs Programmer productive workflow on iOS [closed]

We are a remote team of 60 people and we have two UX/UI Designers that are in process of migration from Web to iOS development. I'm having a hard time managing the relationship between developers (...
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Best way for handling a user/customer database for feedback

For product of a certain size there are many people involved with research and feedback for each part/module of it. In addition, marketing and business people run their research as well. Are there ...
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Are there 'UX Stories' in Agile?

Are there documented alternatives to user stories within Agile that UX can use to handle 'bigger picture' thinking? For example, there may be a web page that has 3 distinct 'chunks' of development. ...
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Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?

I'm at my 3rd job that is (trying) to do Agile. I've had two past experiences that can be summed up as: one tight-knit small team of 15 doing very incremental sprints (meaning we weren't tackling ...
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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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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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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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