May Meet Up -- Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

For our May meeting we will be discussing Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden.

We're hoping that Josh will be able to join us for the discussion. Either way, it's sure to be a lively discussion and a great time!

In addition, the authors have generously secured a discount code for us. If you check out from the publisher's site (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920021827.do) using the code LEAN13 you will get 40% off the print edition or 50% off the ebook! Thanks guys!!

About the book

The Lean UX approach to interaction design is tailor-made for today’s web-driven reality. In this insightful book, leading advocate Jeff Gothelf teaches you valuable Lean UX principles, tactics, and techniques from the ground up—how to rapidly experiment with design ideas, validate them with real users, and continually adjust your design based on what you learn.

Inspired by Lean and Agile development theories, Lean UX lets you focus on the actual experience being designed, rather than deliverables. This book shows you how to collaborate closely with other members of the product team, and gather feedback early and often. You’ll learn how to drive the design in short, iterative cycles to assess what works best for the business and the user. Lean UX shows you how to make this change—for the better.

  • Frame a vision of the problem you’re solving and focus your team on the right outcomes
  • Bring the designers’ toolkit to the rest of your product team
  • Share your insights with your team much earlier in the process
  • Create Minimum Viable Products to determine which ideas are valid
  • Incorporate the voice of the customer throughout the project cycle
  • Make your team more productive: combine Lean UX with Agile’s Scrum framework
  • Understand the organizational shifts necessary to integrate Lean UX

About the authors

Jeff Gothelf is a designer & Agile practitioner. He is a leading voice on the topics of Agile UX & Lean UX and a highly sought-after international speaker. He is currently a Managing Director in Neo's New York City office. Previously, Jeff has led teams at TheLadders, Publicis Modem, WebTrends, Fidelity, & AOL.

Josh Seiden has been creating great technology products for more than 20 years. A UX design leader, Josh has worked in hardware and software, consumer and enterprise, mobile, web, and desktop. He was head of product design at Wall Street innovator Liquidnet, and lead pioneering interaction design teams at Cooper. He is a founder and past President of the Interaction Design Association.

About our host

We are meeting at the wonderful Meetup HQ. Thanks Meetup!

The $10 fee covers food, drink and administrative costs.

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  • John J. C.

    sorry I missed this guys. work happened.

    May 23, 2013

  • Jonathan H.

    Great conversation. Thanks!

    May 23, 2013

  • Simon K.

    Interested in the book, ux, making the user experience the best it can be.

    May 20, 2013

  • Tianjiao Y.

    A true UX week: the weekend's Big Apple Redux and the book club event! Really look forward to meeting you!

    May 19, 2013

  • Shelley W.

    Sorry to be out of town for this one.

    May 1, 2013

  • Marie C. M.

    A conflict came up, sorry I'm going to miss it!

    April 25, 2013

  • Courtney Bolton, UX D.

    I really wish:

    1) this meet-up did not cost $10. why can't it be free? do you serve food / beer?

    2) if it absolutely requires $$ -- why can't it be $5, instead of $10?

    3) why can't I pay at the door / pay via Passbook / pay with one-click like Amazon? meet-up website is annoying

    4) can I volunteer clean-up, or something, to get around the fee?

    5) will both authors be at the meet-up? will they sign my book / copy?

    March 29, 2013

    • Courtney Bolton, UX D.

      thx, Stephanie. you know I dig UX Book Club (and you!) -- but I do not see why it has to cost money. It's difficult to go to events or even TBD when all of them are starting to charge $10-$25 a pop

      March 29, 2013

    • Ray D.

      Hey Courtney. I hope you decide to come to the event, I'm sure you'll be a great contributor. To answer your questions:

      1) We do serve food. Usually something like pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks, and other snacks.

      2) We feel like $10 isn't prohibitive. It's about the cost of a cocktail.

      3) We charge in advance to cut down on attrition since our space is usually limited. We went with meetup for several reasons including notifications, this comment functionality, and to make collecting payments easier for the organizers

      4) We'd love you to volunteer, but even the volunteers tend to pay for events (and even some other costs from time to time.)

      5) Only Josh will be able to make it to the event on the 22nd. I'm sure he'll sign your book if you're nice to him.


      Again, I hope to see you there!

      1 · March 29, 2013

  • Pawel T.

    hey - isn't it too early for payment? what if plans will change?

    March 27, 2013

    • Stephanie A.

      You can hold off on signing up and start reading the book, but we can't guarantee you a spot later.

      March 28, 2013

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