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Needs a Usability Study: No, Your First Impression Isn’t Wrong: Android ISN’T As Nice As The iPhone

No, Your First Impression Isn’t Wrong: Android ISN’T As Nice As The iPhone Continue reading

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Check this out: UX Exchange – Q&A site for user experience professionals

If you’re a UX person or want to learn more about it, check out this site – ask a question, get an answer – or answer a question & earn some reputation as an expert! We’re (socialusability) there – asking … Continue reading

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Great read: What Comes After Sketching? Advice for Developers. – Articles – MIX Online

Designers and developers have something incredibly important in common—but people forget it all the time. Great perspective on the common ground between developers & designers! The blending of minds isn’t often seen but often denied – it’s really there, so … Continue reading

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Hope this isn’t You!: Usability Testing: Is your team stuck in a bubble?

He sighed. “Not at all. You can’t be embarrassed by something you weren’t aware of.” He went on, “We hadn’t looked at the site at all from the point of view of users outside the organization. We’ve been in a bubble.” Continue reading

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Being Agile about doing Usability Studies!

There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there about mixing agile & usability in a discussion. But our research has shown that there are a lot of myths out there about usability studies & usability testing in general. Continue reading

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Some advice: Why You Should Outsource Usability Testing | Designing Interactive

Small companies should consider outsourcing their usability testing instead of doing it in-house. On the surface, it makes perfect sense to have a designer/developer who has a deep understanding of the project be in charge of usability testing, but in fact this can cause serious problems. Continue reading

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Here’s a way to understand the development approaches: Mind Maps: Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean | Edge of Chaos | Agile Development Blog

Mind maps are cool. They provide a very good overview of quite complex structures and things. You may quickly scan the mind map and find interesting relations. Also it helps to create/maintain good picture of the process/structure in your head. … Continue reading

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We recommend this approach to getting to Agile: The Guerillas Workflow | Agile Zone

Were now four episodes in to The Agile Guerilla series. The focus of this series of articles is to to help you introduce change, specifically moving to agility, into your organization from the grassroots level. This series of posts on … Continue reading

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Our thoughts & a poll: Petr Olmer, evangelist: Five excellent excuses why not to be agile

Sure, everybody says: be agile! But what if you don’t really feel like being agile? You need some excuses. And here are five excellent ones. And the five are listed here but read the entire article to really see that … Continue reading

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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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