Lean UX- Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience was first published in 2013 and went on to win the Jolt Award for the ‘best book of the year’.
Lean UX teaches us how Lean and Agile development theories can be applied to Design and UX processes to create more user centred experiences.
As with Agile development theories, the ‘Lean UX’ process promotes the benefits of establishing multidisciplinary teams who work together to ideate, build and test ideas in a sprint like fashion.
Meanwhile, lengthly Product Requirements Documents (PRD’s) are replaced with short User Stories, Minimum Viable Products (MVP), real life user feedback and research findings.
The key message of the book is that, in order to ensure our end product provides the best possible user experience, it should be steered by the users and not by senior business stakeholders.
In order to find out what users want (and make the best use of our time) we should quickly build a ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP) to test our assumptions and let user feedback guide us to where we need to be.
About The Authors
Jeff Gothelf (@jboogie) is an Agile Practitioner with an extensive background in Design. He is a though leader on the topics of Agile and Lean UX as well as a sought after public speaker.
He currently works as Managing Director for New York Based design firm NEO and has previously led design teams at TheLadders, Publicis Modem, WebTrends, Fidelity, & AOL.
Who’s It For?
The book would be most helpful to mid to senior managers working within Design or UX departments who are responsible for aligning Design / UX processes into Agile working methodologies.
Where To Get It?
You can purchase the book from Amazon