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journey map
I was lucky enough to participate in one of Sara Wachter-Bottcher’s amazing content strategy workshops and found new inspiration. It got me particularly thinking about my current usage of user journey maps and the problems I encounter with them. Journey maps are a great tool to think about the big picture (what is the main user goal, where are people coming from, what are they looking for) and to identify the pain points....
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Cognitive Bias
Doing user research can be eye-opening and helpful for any decision making. More and more companies acknowledge the value of user research and usability testing is becoming part of the product development process. With online tools like usertesting.com or loop11.com it is easy for everyone nowadays to set up a test. So everyone can become a user researcher. Is it that easy though?
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In my job there is the ongoing discussion about agile development and how to integrate UX. What is the bigger idea, what is the excitement about? There is the vision of a flexible team, that works more effectively, faster, more iterative and more efficiently in an “agile” environment. This discussion made me reflect again on Jeff Gothelf’s book Lean UX. Most of the thoughts weren’t that new to me and...
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Collaborative Waterfall
Agile is one of these magical words in our days. It’s like a promise that by using an “agile method” everything will be faster, cheaper and definitely more innovative. The project managers that I heard talking about Agile made it always sound like paradise: everybody is working together, the process is very flexible, the client is involved and part of the game, it’s like a big game show and everybody...
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My fascination for soccer as a naive I don’t know that much about soccer, the details, the tactics and the players – but I enjoy watching the game. Mostly the big ones as this is a whole experience: people are coming together to watch the game, the media is talking about it, it’s a big event. And of course, at the World Cup or the UEFA EURO I am cheering for...
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