Talking about Lean UX at SAP UX Day 2016

On Thursday 15th August 2016 I was giving a 30 minutes talk about “Lean UX or: How you make developers love UX” at SAP UX Days in St. Leon-Rot, near Walldorf (= SAP headquarters). There were around 50 people listening (it’s hard to compete with an IoT talk in the Audimax) and a lot of questions and interest in…

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The day I took a selfie with Jakob Nielsen

End of May 2016 I have been traveling to Amsterdam to take part in the nngroup training about UX Deliverables. Amsterdam is currently the only location outside of the US where this kind of courses take place and I took the chance to go there with my left over trainings budget. The lesson started at…

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What a user doesn’t see, doesn’t exist

My first presentation about usability testing was a company internal lunch talk in October 2015. Around 20 developer were brave and curious enough to follow the invite to the first ever UX talk at hybris in Munich. I started with a short summary about “What is User Experience?” and why do we need it. Then I talked about our…

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Only 5 users

Every time I’m doing qualitative usability testing I’m fascinated by the fact, that only around 5 users are needed to find most of the systems usability problems. How to do it? First you need to identify your software user personas. Although everyone can give good feedback you need to focus on your target user group. Because if they aren’t able to easily navigate…

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MobX Berlin 2015

I have been to MOBX conference 2015 in Berlin, because they announced it to be “Europe’s Premier Mobile UX Summit”. A summit dedicated to Mobile UX only. Sounds great! And made me subscribe for it. The first talk about “Better user onboarding” from Samuel Hulick (USA) sounded promising, and it was. The speaker from Portland, OR, which calls himself an…

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The Olympus experience

This is how good user experience should work: Search for a nice old factory loft in the city centre Invite some artists to decorate the space Bring your newest products, i.e. Olympus PEN and OM-D cameras Call it “Olympus Photography Playground” and invite people to enter the exhibition and try out your cameras for FREE….

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No way! How a Usability Test should (not) be done.

When talking about Usability Testing people talk about the importance of a perfect setup: invite people in advance, find a quiet place where users feel comfortable and be prepared of everything that could happen. What happens if not? It worked out quite well for us! 😉 Three things we did “wrong”: 1. We didn’t recruit people…

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The Power of Sketchnotes in Scrum

When I attended the UXPA 2014 in London, there was a girl sitting next to me in one of the lectures. She wasn’t only taking notes, but was as well drawing the speaker and all important issues he mentioned during his speech. I was fascinated by her fast and beautiful sketching. And on top of it, all the elements did perfectly fit her papers…

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Mobile Design Book

The authors call it “A small book about mobile design”. Maybe it seems to be small, because it only exists of 76 pages in total, but the essence of its content is huge! Paula Borowska and Tomas Laurinavicius have created a well-selected collection of all the tiny but yet important elements which make a good user experience, such…

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Three takeaways from the UXPA 2014

Do user testing You want to find out if your product is usable and will be loved by customers? Just ask people! And not only once in a while, but often. Go to the users who will work with your software to fulfil their tasks. Show them your scribbles, wireframes, prototypes and MVPs. Get as…

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