Archives for the ‘Lean Startup’ Category

Iterative Design

Why Iterative Design? Someone recently asked me “How much time have you usually allotted to paper testing?” I guess I don’t think about it as a process where I allocate some portion of my time to sketching, and another portion dedicated to making prototypes followed by high fidelity comps and production assets. Working that way […]

Nurturing Lean Startup in the Enterprise

Lean Startup in the Enterprise? Wow. Lean Startup is really HOT right now. So many new Meetups and conferences and publications and classes and coaches and consultants ready to teach how it’s done. I’m happy to see so many people embrace the concepts, and saddened to see how much of a buzzword “Lean” has become. […]

I (heart) ugly

The Lean Startup Conference Dec 3 & 4, 2012 brought together innovators from startups and established companies to share lessons for building profitable lean organizations. I was honored Eric Ries invited me to present a new version of my “I ugly” talk first presented at Ignite: Lean Startup.

“More Than Just a Pretty Stick”

I just got back from Michigan where I spent some time visiting my friends at Atomic Object, teaching a UX workshop and presenting at the Michigan Lean Startup Conference. You can see my Storify writeup of the event here. More Than Just a Pretty Stick – UX for Entrepreneurs from Lane Halley

“Somewhere Over the Waterfall”

On February 29, I was invited to speak at Lean LA, the Los Angeles Lean Startup Circle. Here’s a video of my talk “Lean UX: Somewhere Over the Waterfall.”

Ignite: Lean Startup “I (heart) ugly”

Back in June, I was invited to participate in a session of Ignite: Lean Startup at Pivotal Labs NYC. I gave a short talk about working quickly at low fidelity to help teams create a shared vision, illustrated with some examples from the Knowsy project I worked on with Innovation Games Online. Ignite is a […]

Our LSM Sketchboard

I had a great time at Lean Startup Machine last weekend and learned a lot. I’d like to give a big shout-out to my collaborators, Gordon Agress, Joshua Haas, Miraya Yao, Ray Schmitz and Sebastian Park who were all enthusiastic, brilliant and cool under pressure. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort that the organizers […]

Getting ready for LSM

I’m attending Lean Startup Machine this weekend. Participants were selected via application. At the event we’ll pitch ideas and form small teams of people with business, tech and design skills. (Hooray for cross-functional and collaborative teams!) We’ll learn Lean Startup methods by doing customer discovery and making things together. The program runs Friday night through […]