Iterative Fidelity Development: Part III (of 3)
The New Framework

Part II discussed some of our major realizations around how to best align Agile development and great UX. One of the key takeaways was that iterations should increase the fidelity of the product and not the functionality of the product. To this end, we redesigned…

Iterative Fidelity Development: Part I (of 3)
The UX of Agile

Agile in Theory “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. “ – Twelve Principles of Agile Software I have never understood the supposed incompatibility between Agile Development and User Experience (UX) Design. The Agile Manifesto and…

Why UX?

I recently spoke to a development group in UW-IT about how they might integrate UX thinking into their daily work. They are in a good place. Everyone —from the administration to the project teams— has bought into the idea of UX, but they just weren’t…

Notes from an UX Consultation

During one of our recent UX consultations– as is often the case– we hosted members of a UW department who needed some help navigating the early stages of a full-site redesign.  The current site, everyone agreed was confusing and not helpful in allowing users to…

Realizations in Design: Drifting Into Madness

While there is much to be said, homage to be made to our generous muse– User Centered Design (UCD) –there is a way of a siren about her. Lost in her song, we Designers are prone to drift for days in a trance, toward fractured…

UX@UW Roundtable: Designing in the Browser

Over the last year many blog posts have appeared on the web about the benefits and consequences of “designing in the browser,” which simply means foregoing the traditional use of image manipulation tools like Photoshop in the process of crafting visual mockups of a design…

Are you experienced? If not (with User Experience), we can help!

Are you a University of Washington-affiliated group and in need of User Experience design advice? If so, then you’re in luck because we now offer free design consultations on UW-sponsored projects. To find out more, go to our brand-spanking new Consultation page, wherein you can…