For those who are involved with Product Development, the Process Classification Framework is a must have reference to ensure your organization has the necessary processes in place to succeed. The Process Classification Framework or PCF is a cross industry product development lifecycle standard that has been developed by an open source community of product development professionals and the APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center).

The PCF includes the fundamental stages and corresponding tasks within the product development lifecycle. Continue reading APQC Process Classification Framework

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Another great presentation by cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch at UX week hosted by Adaptive Path. Dr Wesch continues to illustrate the evolution and impact of media on our cultural evolution. A must see for anyone working in New Media.

UX Week 2010 | Michael Wesch | Mediated Culture from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans spoke their first words. It took thousands more before the printing press and a few hundred again before the telegraph. Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. A Flickr here, a Twitter there, and a new way of relating to others emerges. New types of conversation, argumentation, and collaboration are realized. Using examples from anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, YouTube, university classrooms, and “the future,” this presentation will demonstrate the profound yet often unnoticed ways in which media “mediate” our culture.

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When developing a strategy to institutionalize user-centered product design within an organization, it is important to understand your audience. There are many different roles within an organization however, when it comes to product development there are 2 main groups you need to work with when institutionalizing user centered product design. Continue reading Institutionalizing User Centered Product Design – Understand Your Audience

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This may sound obvious but I have to say it. Companies cannot succeed without clear, easy to understand business objectives. Business objectives provide direction. Easily understood and highly socialized objectives are fundamental to efficient and effective operation.

So how do companies clearly define business objectives and ensure all development and operational efforts align directly under those objectives? It’s easier than you think. All the company needs is a D.A.D.

  • Direction
  • Alignment
  • Discipline

Continue reading Direction, Alignment, and Discipline

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User experience philosophy quick reference wheel

A few years back, I found the University Minnesota Deluth Web Design References below. The reference is well organized and provides quick access to best practice when it comes to usability. For more helpful references visit http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/sitemap.html.

– Enjoy

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