Monthly Archives: July 2010

Comments on: How Social Media Can Make Us More Productive

To quote Eric Clapton: “It’s in the way that you use it!” In the constant back-and-forth arguments about Millennials joining the workforce, we’ve heard countless times that managers think social media is a distraction and ultimately a productivity killer in … Continue reading

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Are you worried about: Overcoming the Obstacles of Usability Testing | UX Booth

When people hear about ‘usability testing,’ many things come to mind—eye-tracking cameras, big HCI labs, a long testing process, a lot of expenses, and maybe a little confusion as well. Even at this stage in the proverbial game, usability testing … Continue reading

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Followups from Refresh Savannah Intro to Agile event

Hey all, thanks for the wonderful attendance & great discussion last night @ Refresh Savannah’s July event. Continue reading

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Some comments on: Book Review #1: Sketching User Experience by Bill Buxton. Part II | Edge of Chaos | Agile Development Blog

The quote: “The role of design is to find the best design. The role of usability engineering is to help make that design the best.” Continue reading

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Agile and UX Coaching – Anders Ramsay.com

Update: Once again, Joe Sokohl comes through with key insights, pointing out something that was obvious in my mind but I did not state explicitly in the post – the idea of a UX Coach is analogous to an Agile … Continue reading

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Are you creating usability test tasks that really motivate users?

Here is some food for thought in how you can really engage your users in doing usability tests with you & for you! We at Social Usability take all these approaches into consideration when designing the tasks for your Usability … Continue reading

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Are you a Agile skeptic? Scrum Alliance – Scrum Meets Waterfall – An Interview with Mike Cohn

Scrum Alliance – Scrum Meets WaterfallAn Interview with Mike Cohn. VERY interesting interview with a skeptic on Agile (Scrum was of interest to him because he was an old-school waterfall PMI – Project Management Institute – guy). So, if you … Continue reading

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Are you trying to be Agile? – comments from: Agile or Iterative and Incremental | Agile Zone

Agile or Iterative and Incremental | Agile Zone. Some comments on being Agile in a Waterfall world – being careful treading there anyway is where this author comes from. But from Kevin Lawver’s  comment on the previous post on Waterfall … Continue reading

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