Last year at IA Summit 2008, Jared Spool declared that it was time for us to retire the dogma of user-centered design, citing that the most effective design teams don’t follow a specific methodology, but instead have a whole toolbox of techniques and tricks to use when the time is right.
Flip through his slides and listen to Jared’s audio below:
This morning I got quite a chuckle when I logged into Facebook to find a new message from the User-Centred Design group:
I guess it took them 10 months to get the memo. It’s unfortunate that Luke Perman chose to close it when there were 2,400+ members. The group could have been re-purposed for something, no?
Luke, willing to hand over the rights?
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Whitney, this is fantastic. Thanks for pointing this wonderful presentation out. I didn't even know there was a facebook group for user-centered design. Where else are you involved in the UX community digitally?
Aaron Irizarry says
I shared this with our UX/Dev team…. it was awesome to all of the sudden see light bulbs click on above everyones heads (including my own).
Thanks for sharing this.
Whitney Hess says
So wonderful to hear. Thanks for letting me know.