A couple days ago, I posted an article on UX Magazine about inexact design. It follows from the way I have been working for a long while, and some presentations I've given, but after reading some other work on electronics design and service availability (and talking with some other smart UX folks) I codified it a bit more.
We're interested in starting a Lean UX discussion/user group in Portland. I've been following Jeff Gothelf, and saw him at UXImmersion. Also hosted a round table discussion at WebVisions, and there seems to be a lot of interest in the topic of Lean UX. I think there is a lot of merit to the underlying ideas of Lean, and many obstacles to implementing them. Would anyone be interested in participating in a group that met once/month? How about just a single meeting? Please let me know on this thread.
Agile UX NYC 2012 takes place on February 25th. It's a one-day, single track conference focused on taking a holistic look at user experience design in agile environments.
If this is something you've struggled to reconcile in your work, this event will help shed light on how to make significant strides towards greater integration, collaboration, productivity and success.
After numerous discussions with others about 'Lean UX' and 'Agile Development', I wanted to understand how / when / why to use Lean UX. My latest blog post goes into some detail about the Pros and Cons of going lean vs. sticking with a more traditional waterfall-based approach: