Agile and Lean User Experience evolved because many smart people wanted to find a more effective way of working. I attended a workshop recently where the instructor asked the group a direct question: “How many of you have stayed late at work to create detailed specifications that were never realized?” Nearly everyone raised their hand. Despite our best-laid plans, most of our technology projects never match the detailed specifications or requirements we have laid out. This wasted effort is always frustrating.
Agile and Lean User Experience evolved because many smart people wanted to find a more effective way of working. Despite our best laid plans, most of our technology projects never match the detailed specifications or requirements we had laid out.
You've probably heard the old adage, "The shoemaker’s children go without shoes." While we’ve been busy at Forum One designing and developing websites and online strategies for our clients, it’s been hard for us to find the time to refresh our own website, ForumOne.com.
A case study of a refresh of ForumOne.com and how an approach of progressive enhancements to quickly achieve results.
In the interactive world everyone has their own opinion and ideas on what makes a pleasant, effective user experience. Usually that leads to the exclusion of the real question, “what do users want /need?” When done correctly, A/B Testing can settle the argument, giving the audience an indirect voice.
We see it all over the Web: a beautifully designed site, but where’s the content? Many sites take an “If you build it, they will come” attitude towards content, as if it will magically appear. Social media sites can get away with that, because they don’t create their own content in the first place. But unless you are Facebook, creating your content is one of the most important success factors. Planning how that content gets created can become the cornerstone of your website strategy.