Strategy

Another circle in the UX venn diagram of insanity!

Hijacked UX!

Is your company using UX to offload their discomfort with ambiguity? I recently stumbled across an article about Dark Matter with this absolute gem of an opener: “In our search for cosmic signals of dark matter, we could be likened to drunkards looking for lost keys beneath lampposts, where the light shines the brightest…. What …

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8 Strategies for dealing with stakeholders who are hostile to design.

Have you ever worked with one of those people who are simply hostile to design? They make sweeping statements about design wasting time. They claim, without proof, that everyone agrees with them.  You’ve probably met an anti-design crusader. If they are a spectator it’s an annoyance, but what if they are an important stakeholder? Maybe …

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Short and long-term thinking in design: here’s why you need both

The long and short of design is they are not the same thing. Long and short term thinking are twin pillars in any successful venture. Whether a design strategy or running a business, they are interconnected and interdependent. However, the pressure to drop long term thinking is immense. As Ryan Beck and Amit Seru have …

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Galileo to no-handoff: using the scientific method to better integrate web development teams

There is often a tension between development and UX. If you have worked in the web industry for any amount of time you have come up against it at some point. You might be living through it now. It’s so widespead that many of us take it for granted as ‘the way things are’.  On …

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