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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

You've somewhat discovered the answer to your own question. The best time to include development in the design process depends on the development team you are working with. Your initial intuition is ...
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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

The Sharing Mockups stage is too late Assuming you want the developers fully engaged and understanding the reasoning behind the design and decisions made then you should have them in a UX Design ...
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Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?

First things first I don't think UX can succeed in this scenario. A sprint is too short to do both the design and execution of the same feature. You should be out in front of things with the Product ...
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How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User

Resolve the behavioral stumbling block You make a key observation that it's hard to get users to backtrack from a specific suggestion ("I want this button!") that they are psychologically anchored on....
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How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User

I've tried to solve this same question in the past. Here's my solution. Keep it short. Direct them to activities. Focus the issue with a choice: "I'm trying to do something that's not currently ...
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Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?

I had very similar experiences to yours (and also been using JIRA for quite some time now). It goes: User stories are extremely limited It seems that every Agile team fails to understand or work ...
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How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User

This won't fully answer your question since you already included part of the answer in your question :) For the part where the user (or the client in some cases) insists on "But I WANT a BUTTON", I ...
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Are there documented UX processes for dealing with full site redesigns in an Agile environment?

I have done this several times and am currently in the process of doing this for several related enterprise products. We are going about it in phases. For large projects, you don't really want to ...
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A 'UX Manifesto' based on the Agile Manifesto

Well there is the Lean UX Manifesto from Anthony Viviano, Ajay Revels and Ha Phan: Early customer validation over releasing products with unknown end-user value Collaborative design over ...
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Should persona be written at an epic, theme or story level?

I don't think there's a set answer as to how much detail is necessary within a persona. The development teams and Business Analysts I'm used to working with deals with persona as the basis of the ...
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Are there 'UX Stories' in Agile?

Great question. I'll try and break it down into a couple of components of how to provide the holistic view and task management (and reference Jira documentation when I can). From what you have ...
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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

According to Bill Buxton "We are NOT all designers", although "we are all potential participants in the design process", but design is "a profession as reach as math or medicine" that cannot be ...
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UI/UX User Story example

You can follow the template like this fill-in-the-blanks example. Please add more details as needed into the story. User story: “As a [persona], I [want to], [so that].” I would say something like, "...
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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

straight away. For various reasons: they can give insight that you would never get from anyone else; can flag technical limitations very early; become emotionally attached to the project.
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Usability Testing a website redesign

You don't have to build the whole UI to test some features like navigation. Early in the design process, you can test information architecture with a tool like tree testing or card sorting. These are ...
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how descriptive should a user story be?

User stories are usually small, used as a definition of a requirement. Epics are large user stories, typically ones which are too big to implement in a single iteration and therefore they need to be ...
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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

I am a developer with about the same design talent as the average rutabaga. I think you may be asking the wrong question - you should probably be asking "As a designer, how can I most quickly gain ...
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UX designers, what does your design handoff to dev process look like?

I don't think there is a workflow that is guaranteed to work, because it will depend on the product, people and process (and to an extent the tools) used as to what would be the optimal workflow when ...
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Story Mapping: How to write initial epics and user stories?

You want to do this from the point of view of the user. Imagine one of the students is sitting down with you explaining what they would use the portal for. For example, a student might say something ...
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Story Mapping: How to write initial epics and user stories?

I think you are probably on the right track - Write a narrative, a step by step from one person's perspective from Logging in, to getting familiar with the portal, to finding what they need, and ...
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Are there 'UX Stories' in Agile?

The answer is a spike story I heard people say there is no room for UX Design in Agile. But there is if you make the most out of it. You can do a spike story before pulling up the actual userstories ...
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UX Team Structure in Agile

I think that there is some confusion about Scrum roles and responsibilities. In Scrum you have just 3 roles: Product Owner - holds the vision for the product. Scrum Master - helps the team best use ...
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Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?

Focus first on the user story. As it stands there is no user value inherent in the first story as it is written. Try rewriting it from the User's perspective (and consider that User's don't want to ...
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In the UXD process who owns the body copy?

Disclaimer: I'm biased, having worked as a dedicated UI text editor and writer on UX teams for 15 years (on top of several years of documentation experience). That said: ideally, there are trained ...
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In the UXD process who owns the body copy?

The person who owns the body copy is the person who is best-suited to own the body copy. The specific deliverable where the UI text should live is the deliverable where everyone knows where it is, ...
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Design process : which is the best moment to include developers in the process of software development?

I am a developer, and the designers on my team work pretty closely with us. We set it up so we have the opportunity to raise questions and give input when the designers give us designs, but then when ...
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Where does user-testing happen in LeanUX/Agile?

TLDR: We ask this question "What's the smallest increment of work that can be tested? We go and test that using the quickest solution that'll get us answers. Which means products like Axure and ...
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Choice of Programming Languages and UX

Anecdotally, as a developer, it is more of a difference with knowledge in a Framework, rather than a specific language that affects speed. In your Objective-C/Swift example, your developer is going ...
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Writing user stories - how do you decide what is a bad vs. a good story?

I think you need to be clear on who you believe the requirement is bad for. Is it bad for the business, or bad for the user's experience? For example, the business may make a significant amount of ...
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UX designers, what does your design handoff to dev process look like?

I think it's partially inherent to working 'lean'. You design the product flow tension-based & when you catch these missed flows, you fix it ad hoc / improve it. I think, over time, your ...
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