17 Jun 2010 - 7:14am
6 years ago
8 replies

Setting up a UX department at an agency from scratch

I've been given the chance to set up a UX department from scratch at an existing digital agency.

The agency has about 70 really good people (designers, coders, the works) many of whom are interested in UX design. And at the moment we do a bit of usability testing and the odd bit of research. But my mission is to really put the user at the center of everything we do.

Obviously I've got a lot of ideas for how I want to approach it, but basically I'm looking for advice from anyone who's done this before.

24 Apr 2009 - 10:02am
7 years ago
11 replies
Jonathon Juvenal

How to get better results from developers

Earlier this week at the local Utah IxDA meeting and over the last
while at various places I've heard the topic of how to deal with
developers come up. I was thinking about it and realized I had a lot
to say about it. Sorry for the length :)

I currently work at a very small company, less then 20. But compared
to the other stories I've heard lately from Interaction Designers
like myself in Utah, our company gets surprisingly consistent results
from our developers in regards to design.

18 Jan 2009 - 11:07pm
7 years ago
42 replies
Michael Eckersley

Masters Programs in Interaction Design and Design Management at University of Kansas

Dear IXDA Members,

Last January, 2008 The University of Kansas launched two new
professional graduate programs: one in Interaction Design and another
in Design Management. The programs were years in the making and are
headed up by myself, Michael Eckersley and Richard Branham, with other
strong contributing faculty. More on Richard and myself below.

23 Oct 2008 - 9:05am
4 years ago
2 replies

3 (not 6) Metrics for Managing UI Design

This is the follow up to the original post on metrics for managing UI design
(what we
finally chose to use based on feedback from IxDA members and team members):

I received some fantastic comments on that post and I want to thank everyone
taking the time to provide their input.

Best regards,

Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS

28 Sep 2007 - 11:58am
8 years ago
2 replies

Best sources for design process

Can anyone point me to what they consider the best sources
for information on design processes (i.e. how design integrates
with development and product mgt, req->des->dev, etc.)?

I've done quite a bit of work in this area but want to make sure I
haven't overlooked anything and also validate my current plans.

I'm particularly interested in processes for design dept. within
software organizations.

Best regards,

Russell Wilson | Director of Product Design
NetQoS, Inc.

13 Dec 2004 - 12:27pm
11 years ago
13 replies
Dave Malouf

Software for requirements management

Hey there folks,

What are people using (especially for in-house types) for requirements
management throughout the entire product management lifecycle:
1. input channels and research capture
2. concept capture
3. requirements definition
4. design docs
5. technical docs
6. QC test scripts
7. launch, rollout, marketing plans

Something that deals w/ workflow and lifecycle management
Has strong permissioning
Well designed (something I would WANT to use)
Understands that software requires a designer (sheesh!)
works well on pc and mac

-- dave

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