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Confessions from a Team of One - Adaptive Path

Change is afoot at Adaptive Path these days, starting with a new CEO, Michael Meyer. Michael is a design leader and educator, and we're excited to have him. Read more in the news section below. 

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I've been thinking a lot about the inevitability of change on our projects. This won't be news to fans of agile development. The agile philosophy explains that unpredictability can actually be harnessed to encourage faster, more flexible exploration. We've seen the benefits of this philosophy in design as well as development.  Below, I preview some of the experiences and tips for more iterative, agile design that I will be presenting at  UX Week.

And if you're interested in learning more about user experience in agile development, be sure to check out the Agile 2008 conference in Toronto next month, where Kate, Indi, Dan H, and I will be sharing methods for agile user experience. If you're there, stop by and say, “Hi.”                          -Leah Buley

 

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Confessions From a Team of One

Long ago, when I first started working as user experience designer, my process went something like this:

 

During this time, I had a dirty secret. I didn’t necessarily believe that the designs I was proposing where the best solution to the problem. They were simply the best that I had come up with. And so, to compensate, I focused on shoring up my arguments in the event that someone should question me.

I realize now that what I was experiencing was a common pitfall of designing in isolation.

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