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Lean UX combines the Lean Principles of “rapid experimentation” and “evidence-based decision making,” with systems thinking and an agile approach to development. As in Lean development, Lean UX emphasizes supporting the user experience, achieving a “minimum viable product” (MVP), and sharing the MVP while collecting feedback and making rapid revisions. Lean UX adds a critical component to the genre. Authors Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden, who are design experts, present their information clearly and cleanly, though they do seem to figure that readers already have a grounding in Lean and Agile development. Thus, getAbstract recommends this fluff-free and practical guide to designers, developers, program managers and project managers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What strategies to use to implement a Lean approach to designing a product for an end user and
  • How to integrate Lean and Agile development.

About the Authors

Consultants and speakers Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden have more than four decades of combined digital design experience.  



Why Lean UX?

Today’s companies send out a continual flow of digital products and updates. Amazon makes updates, on average, every 11.6 seconds. Your ability to make constant improvements in response to ongoing user feedback creates a better customer experience and a stronger business.

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