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Stop throwing your designs over the fence!

Is the Waterfall method washing away your carefully crafted designs? Harness Design Thinking and Dual-track agile and stop project handoff for good. Though software development has embraced agile, far too many of us still encounter waterfall or waterfall-adjacent processes in our design work. In the waterfall process we carefully think about and craft a visual …

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The pep talk you need BEFORE starting your online business

I’ve spent more than a decade in the trenches as a web developer and UX designer, working with entrepreneurs to create and grow their online businesses. Ive learned a few things along the way. Below are the top ten pieces of advice I now share with friends embarking on their online businesses. If you are …

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The no-handoff method: bridging design and code

Project handoff is often compared to throwing your work over the fence for the next team to catch. Handoff is a near-universally recognized period of inefficiency and frustration. While user-centered frameworks like Agile have broken down barriers between development and the end user, in practice the divisions between designers and programmers still persist. It’s part …

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Lo-fi wireframing for an Organic Orchard

Picture paradise and you are probably thinking of someplace just like Cummins Nursery. This organic orchard and self-described “u-pick paradise” is a well established destination IRL as well as online. At the farmstand you can buy veggies, fruits, and flowers all grown on their acres of fertile land. And online you can buy saplings for …

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More examples of no-handoff!

Project handoff is often compared to throwing your work over the fence for the next team to catch. Handoff is a near-universally loathed period of inefficiency and frustration baked into the waterfall method. Agile has made revolutionary strides towards better integrated teams and more frequent communication. However in practice I find that the divisions between …

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