This is a slidecast (slides with audio) of the talk “Agile for the rest of us” I gave at the 2009 IA Summit.
Here is an interesting little message I was greeted by while doing my usual multi-tab sweep of news/todo/email/twitter/etc this morning.
So, I’m about to post a response as to why I both agree and disagree that Twitter sort of has Jumped The Shark of late, when I happened to take a gander at Digg and came across this fine piece of ironic Diggxtapositioning: To me, this perfectly exemplifies the confused, convoluted, what-the-hell-is-this and by-the-way-I-totally-love-it thing we call Twitter. I actually even go through my own Jekyll and Hyde phases with Twitter, sometimes from one tweet to the next, one moment finding it incredibly useful, particularly when fellow tweeters share first-dibbs info to their followers about upcoming events or useful stuff, such as discounts on products or whatever.
The iterative design methodology is, in my opinion, the most effective and powerful approach to designing websites and applications. This is particularly true when comparing it to the more traditional waterfall methodology. While the methodology may be old hat to our more mature cousins, industrial designers, it seems many of us in the UX community are only now discovering this technique. (At the same time, there are aspects of working iteratively when designing digital products that are unique compared to fields such as industrial design.) So, what is iterative design all about, and what makes it powerful?