Business strategy encompasses all of the actions that bring design to the marketplace. Good business strategy helps organizations balance innovation with risk, and helps UX practitioners sell clients and colleagues on the value of their work.
It’s not unusual for user-centered designers to feel isolated. In this interview we ask Leah Buley, author of the recently released book UX Team of One, how designers can cross the chasm and co-create.
Readers looking to further their community involvement needn't look far. Content strategist Marli Mesibov's list of ten design conferences provides a great jumping off point to hit the UX conference circuit.
As the methods driving user-centered designs have matured over the years, it's the fresh perspectives that keep us on our toes. Colin Eagan's Chakra Model gives us a new way to view how we affect our design projects.
Multiple attributes of enterprise software affront the otherwise normal, user-centered design process. Designer and researcher Jana Sedivy explores two tools that she's used to bring the creative process under control.
More commonly used for brainstorming, list-making, summarizing a topic or learning new information, mind maps enable association-based thinking in a non-linear way. Jenny Grinblo shows us how to use them on our product teams to a strategic end.