You may have heard the buzz about the Lean Startup, and agile methodologies are changing the way we engage with clients, users and our teams. What's a UX'er to do? It seems that the playing field has changed a lot in the last couple of years, leaving many wondering how to integrate all of these innovative methods into the way we design for experiences.
Please join us for the (probably) first UX Book Club in Singapore, where we'll be discussing Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden.
Lean UX describes an approach to user experience design, drawing on principles of lean startup and agile development, to propose a new way of doing UX that "lets you focus on the actual experience being designed, rather than the deliverables."
This book is recommended for anyone involved in the design & development of new products, or the ongoing design & development of existing ones (yes, that's a wide net!)
The idea of Lean UX has been very popular (and a little controversial) in UX circles, with both UXBC San Francisco & Melbourne discussing it in the last month.. In addition, Josh Seiden gave a talk on Lean UX at Interaction 13 (video) in Toronto this Feb, Jeff Gothelf gave an interview at QCon (mp3), and the two were interviewed on the Cooper blog earlier this year.
Where can I get the Book?
Most good technical bookstores should have some in stock. Online you can get it from Amazon or O'Reilly (who do DRM free pdf's)
What's all this about UX Book Club?
UX Book Club is a self-organising movement of ux professionals, committed to developing UX capacity in all walks of life and work. UX Book Clubs regularly meet to discuss ideas and practices, in cities all over the world.
Do I have to read the book?
No! all are welcome, even if you haven't read the book :)
Where is it?
We will be holding the Book Club over at Cups N Canvas and you're encourage to buy some food & beverage :)
We're also happy to have Jeremy Yuille, coming all the way from Melbourne to facilitate the first UX Book Club!
Join us for an evening of great conversations, coffee and people! See you there :)