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Discussing "Lean UX" by Gothelf & Seiden

  • Apr 24, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Thanks to Nick and Wellspring for hosting us this month! This event is BYO - so feel free to pack some food/drinks.

Selected by popular vote, our next book will be Lean UX by Gothelf & Seiden.

"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"

Please remember that you can come to the meeting even if you haven't read the book, though we do ask that you make an effort to familiarize yourself with the topic.

Why are we charging an RSVP fee? See here.

Please note: RSVPs will close the day before the event so we can give our host an accurate head-count.

Hope to see you soon!

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  • Jeff P.

    Sorry I missed it. Moving to Los Angeles in 3 days and have a zillion things to tie up. Thanks for this. it's a really great thing and I hope you keep it up. If anyone knows of any opportunities out my way, let me know. Not sure what I'm going to do yet, but Ux will be a part of it.

    April 25, 2013

    • Gemma P.

      Hey Jeff - No worries. Good luck to you in LA - you'll be missed!

      May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That's great. Please share your experience.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Resources:
    Luke Wroblewski wrote about Kim Goodwin's talk on Org Culture for UXers: http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1650 Her actual recorded talk is protected by UIE.com and you can buy access to it on their site.

    "6 thinking hats" google image search gives a colorful array of pictures and text describing them. How to use: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_07.htm -- Instead of each person wearing one hat and switching around, you can try a process where the whole team goes wears each hat. The sequence matters.

    Gamestorming http://www.gogamestorm.com/ - all the games categorized and described

    IPEVO P2V document camera http://www.ipevo.com/prods/Point-2-View-USB-Camera

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You're welcome! It looks like I will be co-leader of the brainstorming meeting I talked about (yay). I will be using Design Studio with a bunch of non-designers. Looking forward to it! You all in this club give me confidence just being there.

      2 · April 30, 2013

    • Gemma P.

      That's awesome, Archana! I'd love to hear how it goes if you'd be willing to share your experience.

      April 30, 2013

  • Antonio I.

    Intriguing conversations\

    April 27, 2013

  • Misty C.

    Such a great discussion last night. Having had very little exposure to the Lean process, I was delighted with all of the specific advice that was given from the folks who are working in organizations that are following the practice. Thanks so much for all your contributions.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Carlo B.

    The discussion was interesting, well moderated and everybody's contributions were pertinent and knowledgeable. As my first experience ever participating a book club meeting, it has been great. Hearing different points of view on the same book really help you contextualize and see the book under a different lens. I feel that this is especially useful when a book deals with professional topics.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good group, interesting talk.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Isabelle P.

    Sadly, I'm on deadline and can't make it tonight. Hope you have a nice time and I'll see you next month!

    April 24, 2013

  • Antonio I.

    Is it to late?

    April 24, 2013

  • Dennis the A.

    Here are my book notes for Lean UX
    http://tibetantailor.com/?p=2949

    I'm too sick to make it tonight. I'm seriously bummed.

    2 · April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i'm bringing a copy of this to the meetup.

      April 24, 2013

  • Trent S.

    Health issues require my missing this meetup.

    April 24, 2013

    • Gemma P.

      Yikes - I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you can join us next time.

      April 24, 2013

    • Stephen H.

      Bad news: I can't come tonight. Good news: It's because business is too good. Sorry!

      April 24, 2013

  • Yvonne N.

    So sorry. Got book. Red book have to miss. Next time. Please excuse.

    April 24, 2013

  • Zeke F.

    Sorry, I decided to attend: "25 User Experience Lessons from Hollywood."

    April 23, 2013

    • Gemma P.

      Sorry to hear - have a good event, Zeke.

      April 24, 2013

    • Zeke F.

      Thanks Gemma! I think tonight's book club will foster a very interesting discussion.

      April 24, 2013

  • Len P.

    shoot. gonna have to miss this one as i have to pick someone up for the airport. have a great discussion!

    April 24, 2013

  • Dennis the A.

    I just finished this book recently and was at the LeanUXnyc conference last weekend. I am very geeked for this discussion.

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we have a discussion topics list?

    April 19, 2013

  • Yvonne N.

    Looking forward to the discussion.

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • ceci m.

    I was excited to do his but my dog does a week ago and it's really been hard on me -- I hope to join at last next time. I may come just to get others insights but doubt ill be done with he book by then. I can't focus :(

    April 14, 2013

    • Gemma P.

      :( Sorry to hear that Ceci. All the best to you.

      April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Man I had this book on preorder for over a year! Finally got it when it came out, and excited for the meetup!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Gemma P.

    April 3, 2013

  • Laura P.

    If you missed it, there was an O'Reilly Webinar today with Jeff Gothelf. Fortunately, it will be available online here at the time indicated: http://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=lobby.jsp&eventid=587820&sessionid=1&key=35EC4462C6BA6AD781A257252541FC1A&eventuserid=78902235

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Nicole M.

    I'm so sad I can't make this one!

    April 2, 2013

  • Tina W.

    Looking forward to learning more about Lean UX; hadn't heard about it before.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Stephen H.

    I will joyfully attend.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Gemma P.

    Videos on the book topic at O'Reilly: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920021827.do

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the book?

    April 1, 2013

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