In this podcast, Chris Baum speaks with Donna Spencer, Lynne Polischuik, Justin Davis and Erin Jo Richey at the 2012 IA Summit about their panel discussion: “Taking the plunge: Diving into Indie UX.” They share practical and personal experience of being an indie designer.
A Conversation with Patrick Quattlebaum
Chris Baum talks with Patrick Quattlebaum at the 2012 IA Summit about his insights
on tools that designers can use to help companies develop experiences across channels.
A Conversation with Christina Wodtke
Jeff Parks talks to B&A founder Christina Wodtke about the past and future of the magazine. Her key message is that designers still need to get their ideas out into the community.
Every revolution needs a manifesto, and ‘Portfolio-Centred Design’ is no different. Therefore Stuart Neale stands before you proudly holding aloft his little red book screaming “Power to the designers!”
(I’d walk on by if I were you).
At the heart of design are the stories that give meaning to the work. Andrew Hinton meditates on what stories have taught him about information architecture and the people inhabiting the places he’s helped design.
Leonardo, the genius. Yet, even the great Leonardo faltered from time to time. Brian Sullivan shares the tale of Leonardo’s kitchen nightmare and teases out the lessons we can all learn from failure.
The User Experience Integration Matrix
Many agile teams can’t develop good user experiences because UX just isn’t integrated well enough. With the UX Integration Matrix, Jon Innes helps involve UX in every possible part of the agile process.
In a world of limited resources, code beats pictures
Design patterns are not always the right answer. With limited resources, the better approach is to reach outside the design group to solve the whole problem.
Understanding features in terms of complexity instead of functionality
Jon Bolt explores how changing the discussion from “functionality” to “complexity” helps product owners and designers better evaluate the real impact new features have on a product.
Focusing the business on shared value
Alignment diagrams bring actions, thoughts, and people together to address the causes of poor experience at their root. James Kalbach shows how designers can use this tool to solve business problems and have real business impact.