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Lean UX

Improve the customer and user experience with Lean UX

Akendi’s Lean UX approach applies best in Agile environments.

Akendi’s Experience Thinking™ process supports Lean UX.

Lean UX process

From early engagement with users to measuring design outcomes scientifically, Akendi’s Lean UX process helps to eliminate un-used documentation and bring the focus to what’s really needed to support usage goals through wireframes or fully designed visual templates that convey the design intent to your Team more effectively than dense documentation.

Lean UX applies Lean start-up concepts to UX design and shares many elements of the UCD process. At its core, the Lean Startup approach includes Build-Measure-Learn. Akendi’s Lean UX approach uses these same steps but we would specify that “Learn” includes Research with real users and that we Design before we build to reach viable UX solutions.

Lean UX and minimal viable product (MVP) definitions abound. Akendi’s definition is based on our philosophy that you should build the smallest thing you can, as inexpensively as you can, in order to validate your hypotheses; or, in other words, in order to see how well your MVP really works for real users.

Lean UX doesn’t mean cheap UX though. It means more effective and efficient use of the budget you have so that you understand early – well before expensive coding of entire systems money is spent – how your MVP will work for users.

Elements of Lean UX

The core elements of Akendi’s Lean UX process are:

> Research the user
> Collaboration in a team to reach design solutions
> Iteration: create early prototypes (MVP) and pivot to new designs where needed
> Measurement: validate the design viability, quality, applicability

The approach has growing application in different teams and industries, is systematic and repeatable, has been used in many projects and industries and delivers high usability and successful user experiences for customers and end users. The Lean UX approach is a relatively new term that describes a not so new process: design involving the user to understand and validate the needed direction, iterate the design based on real learning from real users (prototyping, testing, learning, validation) and measure success along the way.

Lean UX helps us make sure we are building the right product, not just that we are building that product properly. Products that function well are well built. But products whose functions don’t support users in getting their tasks done effectively and efficiently suggest that the right product wasn’t built.

 

Akendi’s Lean UX process enables you to move forward knowing you are designing the right thing - right, so that you end up building the right product – right.

 

 

 

 

 

Shaun Illingworth
Vice President

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We create intentional product and service experiences that enable organisations to increase market uptake, engage users, and improve the experience.

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What we do

We create intentional product and service experiences that enable organisations to increase market uptake, engage users, and improve the experience.

Industry Expertise

A balance of business experience, scientific research and UX design creative makes Akendi a UX industry leader.

Our Work

Partners in Experience Creation
Successful UX design leverages the power of participatory user and customer research in a real-world context. The result is the creation of innovative products and services that people need, use and cherish.

We‘ve worked
with over
143
clients
and have
completed over360projects

Global Reach

Work with us globally
We work with clients from around the world.