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Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Better Defining Customer Problems and Solutions

Posted in Agile, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, and Experience Design

In today’s experience economy, successful companies don’t stand out because of their efficient production or their better engineering. It is their dedication to understanding their…

2017 Designer to Developer Ratios Trends

Posted in Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Technology

One of the questions that I get all the time is “What is the best Designer to Developer ratio?” As you can imagine, this can…

How to Get from Information to Meaning: From Data to Journey Maps

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, and Data Science

From the article,”To Understand Consumer Data, Think Like an Anthropologist” in From Data to Action: a Harvard Business Review Insight Center Report, Susan Fournier and Bob…

Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking and Design Making

Posted in Design Thinking, Experience Design, Innovation, and Uncategorized

Human-Centered Design (HCD), as the name implies, is designing solutions around people. HCD involves the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process by…

Designing Experiences with Lean Principles

Posted in Agile, and Experience Design

The term “Lean” was first coined by John Krafcik in his 1988 article, “Triumph of the Lean Production System” based on his experience as a…

Building the Right Thing, Building it Right, Building it Fast

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Innovation, and Technology

Markets are changing faster than ever. We are living Moore’s Law. In 1965, Intel co-founder, Gordon Moore, noticed that the number of transistors per square…

Before You Write Your Requirements, Create a Prototype

Posted in Agile, Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Technology

Prototype your ideas before you develop them. Use prototypes to solicit feedbacks from subject matter experts to ensure you are solving the right problem, to…

Crafting Experiences for The Enterprise

Posted in Agile, Customer Experience, Experience Design, and Technology

In 2007, I wrote an article for Pragmatic Marketer magazine entitled “Easy to Use for Whom: Defining the Customer and User Experience for Enterprise Software.”…

User Story Maps

Posted in Agile, and Product

User story maps are a holistic view of your product backlog. Focus on the target outcomes and identifying the best way to ‘slice’ your MVP.…

Death of the Password with Better Authentication Design

Posted in Customer Experience, Experience Design, Service Design, and Technology

I recently attended Jared Spool’s presentation “Insecure & Unintuitive: How We Need to Fix the UX of Security.” If you haven’t heard Jared speak then…

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