Looking back at past issues, I’ve been sharing links on what some call “best practice.” I’m asked what “best practice” often in project meetings and I have found myself filter my answers to what would work within the organisation. For example, suggesting agile, iterative design practices have to fit within our existing waterfall project management process.
Does that hamper the effectiveness of a “best practice.” Not necessarily. You could ignore best practice completely. Gyan Nagpal talked about ignoring best practice:
“Best practices are useful reference points, but they must come with a warning label : The more you rely on external intelligence, the less you will value an internal idea. And this is the age of the idea” ― Gyan Nagpal
Copying what others are doing dismisses original thinking and the innovation that can come internally from teams. Don’t miss the opportunity to create best practices too!
2016 brought some great innovations to user experience – from anticipatory design to personalization. So with the growing advancement of technologies available to more deeply engage with society, where is UX design heading in 2017?
MUST READ! Raffaela Rein, CEO and Co-Founder of online UX design school, CareerFoundry, predicts bold moves in UX in the coming months. Time-saving design, smarter personalization and metrics measuring life-impact to name few. Enjoy!