Yesterday, I stumbled across this older but information-packed video of Janice Frasier speaking in Los Angeles. Check it out, I watched it twice. (Not only because of the giant bunny.) Kill your darlings: User experience and lean startup
Some teaser tidbits from the video:
Do a wireframe check with your developers on a regular basis. Once you have your sketch, take it to your developer and ask these same 4 questions every time:
- Is this an accurate reflection of the system?
- What here is hard?
- What are the alternatives?
- Is this worth it?
Extra design inventory is waste. Design one page and test it to figure out you're on the right track before you design a whole system.
Put stuff on the walls. Nothing gets a conversation started better. In fact - don't have meetings, have working sessions.