A few months ago, during a Partio, the UX and Design team decided to do some guerrilla research. Here we are in our new lab coats. Mine says “Hypothesist” – a title that Urban Dictionary thinks is real. We got some great qualitative data watching our colleagues shopping on the Columbia.com and Sorel.com sites using their phones! Those […]Read more "The Experience Research Team Hits the Field."
Recovering from a raging case of Writer’s Block and the aftermath of a Spring Fever attack that left me dazed and confused – smack in the middle of a SWEET eCommerce gig with one of my all time favorite brands, I’m just going to start writing and see what happens. In no particular order, here are some of […]Read more "Thoughts on my transition from Enterprise Application to eCommerce UX"
The take away: Validate user experience assumptions early and often!!Read more "Design as Experiment – Writing Awesome UX Hypotheses"
What?? It’s two-thousand-thirteen. Holy smokes! I still have pinto-beans and gold hoarded up from Y2K…. Half-way through the fiftieth year of my life, I have been going back in time a bit, looking through the events of the past — hoping to learn, and build new and better things out of those experiences. It’s been […]Read more "Going back in time..the value of UX session transcription"
Last night I was honored to Meetup with some folks who are entrepreneurs and business-minded designers working at the intersection of UX, customer development, lean startup, and agile. I got to share what I’m doing at Tellagence. Specifically around the topic of UX Research. Which is top of mind for me — as I should be writing a Quarter […]Read more "Think, Make, Learn – Super Lean UX Research"
This is a super darn quick post to report that my eye is on the minimum viable product that we can put in our alpha customer’s hands. To that end, I am focusing on what our primary user persona, Stella can do – minimally. We have a list of 14 things that ride on top of […]Read more "Focus on Functional, Accurate, Reliable, Simple for MVP. Full Stop."
Being part of a five-person startup is something pretty swell. I’m feeling a lot like I did just out of grad school in 1991 — energized, caffeinated, and ready to go! Totally digging being the captain of my own UX team (of one) — designing the experience for a product that we believe will be really […]Read more "How to use User Personas and the Context Scenario to get to MVP (for Lean Start-up)"