I talk a lot about the benefits of practicing a Lean UX approach todesign and software development. I also practice it daily. Through these daily trials and errors I’ve come to trust the process and, in many ways, rely on it. Today, however, Lean UX let me down.
Let me explain. The team I design with was taking on a seemingly innocuous presentation layer redesign for a highly trafficked page on our Recruiter application. We ran through our usual routine of shared understanding of the problem statement, high level sketching, initial code-based mockup and visual design refinement. Daily stand-ups facilitated regular progress updates complemented with ad hoc team-wide conversation. Business as usual.