Agile or Lean UX (User eXperience) is about incorporating UX into the flow of work of a development team. Many try the approach of having the UX people work 1-2 Sprints ahead of the development team. This can work, however the pipeline model leads to some additional challenges with work being done on items that change before implementation, therefore wasting the UX person’s time. The approach from Lean UX is to instead increase collaboration between UX and the rest of the development team. Over time, this collaboration increases the amount of UX work done in Sprint and reduces the amount done ahead of time.
- Book review: “Lean UX”
- Book review: Lean UX — Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience
- How FreshBooks democratizes technical design by applying lean UX principles
- Lean UX Explained – an interview with Jeff Gothelf
- Lean UX – Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business – an introduction
- Lean UX in the Enterprise: 5 hills to climb
- Managing UX in Scrum Project – this isn’t LeadUX – just another approach
Agile/Lean UX Books:
(Caveat: I’m expert in Scrum, Agile, Kanban – I only dabble in UX)
- Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) – Steve Krug
- Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams 2nd Edition – Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
- UX for Lean Startups: Faster, Smarter User Experience Research and Design – Laura Klein
- The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) – Jesse James Garrett
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