Workflow Models

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Design Maps

Design maps are a tool for collaboratively planning the solution to a user story. Integrating developers into the design process produces user-centered solutions that are both creative and technically-aware. Design maps… Bring user research closer to design and development. Give designers insight into development challenges and limitations. Empower developers to make decisions based on user … Continue reading »

Lean Personas

Personas, or archetype users, allow teams to concretely talk about users in specific roles and to understand needs outside the scope of user stories. In an agile environment, you may not have the time or resources to build traditional personas. Instead of eliminating the concept altogether, try a leaner version. Gathering Data Personas are typically … Continue reading »

User Experience Maps

A simple map key User Experience Maps can be used throughout the lifecycle of an agile project to model experiences and keep a user-centered focus (Reality Maps are an example). The backbone of a map is a series of steps describing the user’s workflow for accomplishing a goal. The remaining elements of the map can … Continue reading »

Reality Maps

Reality maps are a way to collaboratively model people’s work and quickly gather the information needed to move forward with building user stories. They are a good choice for agile projects with short planning periods or for projects with limited contextual research opportunity. Reality maps… Make it easy to get a diverse group of people … Continue reading »