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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How do you currently manage wireframes and storyboards for software releases?

I'm working on a project which requires wireframing in an Agile environment (2-week sprints). My wireframes and storyboards contain features for immediate release as well planning as for future ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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'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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UX User Story example

On a current project, we're trying to write 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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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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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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