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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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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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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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7 reasons you can’t sell usability | Useful Usability

When I was looking into issues I was having marketing a Usability Practice I found this article – very good points on why it may be hard to sell usability engagements to various stakeholders in an organization. Continue reading

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Some comments on the “mines” awaiting us if we don’t: Harmonizing Agile With “User-Centered Design”

There are points to be made for prototyping in Cycle 0 & what affect not doing it effectively can do to your Brand These points are made in an article that in fact has defined 8 “mines” that are awaiting … Continue reading

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First Rule of Usability? Don’t Listen to Users (Alertbox)

First Rule of Usability? Don’t Listen to Users (Alertbox). Summary: To design an easy-to-use interface, pay attention to what users do, not what they say. Self-reported claims are unreliable, as are user speculations about future behavior. Watch Users Work Too … Continue reading

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