The application of lean evolved well beyond it’s application in the world of manufacturing. Certainly, the medical field and hospitals have reaped significant rewards not only to the benefit of their own efficiency and effectiveness but also to the patients who are under their care.
It is a testament to lean practitioners who apply their knowledge of lean to create new paradigms for business and industry around the world. The book, Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience, published by O’REILLY is another example of this.
I have discussed the application of Lean Principles in the context of software development over the past few years and is perhaps one of the reasons that this book caught my attention. We’ve mentioned many times before that lean principles and practices can be extended to other facets of business beyond the manufacturing floor. Enhancing or improving the user experience – especially for web applications – is surprisingly specific, yet well developed.
With regard to the design process itself, I can appreciate an iterative design and release process whereby a preliminary release is followed by frequent updates based on user feedback and / or additional features that were reserved for later release cycles.
The release and development of Windows 10 serves as an excellent example of this process. As a participant in the Windows “Insider Preview Build” Program, I continue to receive the latest Windows 10 builds and provide frequent feedback to Microsoft accordingly.
Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience provides an interesting perspective and may just change the way you view web applications in the future.
The KINDLE advantage
Download the free Kindle app to save money and the environment when you purchase the Kindle version of Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience.
I have the KINDLE app installed on all of my key devices including my Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Windows PC’s and a lot of books in my Kindle library. Books are available to you anywhere at anytime as long you have your device with the Kindle app with you.
It’s also easy to move from one device to another without having to remember the last page you read because KINDLE knows the last page read on each device.
Aside from not having try your complete library of books around with you, consider the shelf space you’ll be saving too!
Also consider how easy it is to follow along with an open book on the screen while learning to do something new on your computer.
I highly recommend the Kindle app though I still have a certain appreciation for hardcopy books too.
Until Next Time – STAY lean!