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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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Building a UX Portfolio in a Weird Corporate Culture

A portfolio is not simply a catalog of work you've done for previous companies. Here's a quick definition of a portfolio from Wikipedia: Career portfolios serve as proof of one's skills, abilities, ...
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What does it mean that Wicked Problems have no Stopping Rule?

The Fussy Logic of Infinite Wicked Problems Yes, it means all of what you say. There is no exact answer or way to know your solution is final. A wicked problem is a problem that's impossible or ...
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What does it mean that Wicked Problems have no Stopping Rule?

A "Stopping Rule" is a mechanism for deciding whether to continue or stop a process on the basis of the present position and past events, and which will almost always lead to a decision to stop at ...
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Difference between 'storyboard' and 'moodboard'

Storyboard A storyboard is used in UX to illustrate a sequence or flow of events. Usually this means a flow of screens (e.g. login, then home page, then create post page, then submit post, etc). But ...
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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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Should we design mobile first for an app only used on desktop?

A CRM appplication is usually a lot of dashboarding with many and sometimes all the information/action about your user on one screen. I've worked with CRM apps which need browser on fullHD screen I ...
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Should we design mobile first for an app only used on desktop?

The main advantage of "mobile first" is that it forces you to narrow the app to its most essential features. You simplify the IA and the interactions. Then as you design the desktop version each ...
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How do successful UX teams handle features that were influenced by marketing people, but have bad influence on the usability of a web application?

Test it That's all there is to it. Every feature has to have a purpose. Clearly state the reason behind this terrible thing marketing did and identify a way to measure it's impact. If it fails 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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What does it mean that Wicked Problems have no Stopping Rule?

The short answer Based on the definitions provided, the reason why a wicked problem has no stopping rule is because typically you can apply a stopping rule to a problem because there an acceptable or ...
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Should wireframes or functional requirements be created first?

When you wireframe first, you are defining a solution before you know what you are trying to resolve. You have to define the problem before you know how to design the solution. Hence, requirements ...
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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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How to explain that choice of UI library and framework should be made after the design of user experience

You need to elicit requirements for the web app you're planning to build. This is essential part of software development. Many projects fail because of incomplete requirements. According to this ...
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How to explain that choice of UI library and framework should be made after the design of user experience

Implicitly what you are talking about is 2 things Corporate Commitment to UX If company serious about UX then they will commit to involve UX in early inception and evaluation extend any UI ...
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What to do during the Implementation phase

Every designer can empathise with alot of the problems you're having. Implementing the designs properly Problem "Developers create something that isn't quite how it was imagined by the ...
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What does it mean that Wicked Problems have no Stopping Rule?

A wicked problem is so large and universal that it is presumed to be impossible to ever really solve; it's simple to define/describe, but exceeds human ability to scope. Homelessness is often ...
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What encouraged the designers of GNOME Web 3.11.90 to show both (a) the page title and (b) the address/location/URL in the header bar?

Notes from chats with developers kov in irc://chat.freenode.net/#epiphany wrote: grahamperrin, it was based on personal preference and workflows, if I remember correctly; … and myself were explaining ...
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How does something become "common knowledge"?

You are blending two distinct concepts here: The development of ideas and the propagation of ideas. The examples you have listed were all developed through a great deal of user research over many ...
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Where does user experience begin and end?

In many corporate environments, UX begins after all the requirements have been gathered and ends before any code is written. So that's a good example of how it should not be done. Alas, it's a very ...
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Is it better to pass the UI mockups to programmers only after all of them is done or in smaller batches?

I normally pack it respecting the tasks or sub-tasks, according to the priority order from the product owner/teamlead (more urgent first), so that when developers are going into the sprint, they have ...
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What is best UX design process for a Startup?

First off, take a breather my friend! I have recommendations for you. Firstly, identify the market. Who are they selling to? The demographic, the age, novice users or not, gender, etc. Figure out who ...
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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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Should we design mobile first for an app only used on desktop?

Yes, use your favorite mobile-first design process for desktop-only apps Don't get hung up on the word "mobile." There is still value in mobile-first processes, even if the app won't be used phones ...
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What are the key aspects to consider in a first meeting with the decision maker?

You should be asking questions. You need to find out (at high level) what they want. You will also need to find out what is crucial and what would be 'nice to have'. And you will need to agree a ...
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What to do during the Implementation phase

I work with UX designers to ship new products so I can tell you what I like to see from a designer during implementation in three categories: supporting, learning, and inspiring. Support ...
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How to solve the "Set a password"-step problem in a really user-friendly way?

Just ditch the password. Let users provide their E-Mail Adress (and phone number for 2FA) and send them a login link/token if they want to log in. The best password no password at all.
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