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Enterprise UX and Free Trials: Part 2

In this post, we’ll be discussing some factors that impact the free trial user experience from the perspective of the end users as well as the product team.

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Perfection and Designers

Some of the Designers from DesignMap recently attended the fabulously-curated Mind the Product Conference (with great talks from Ken Norton, Maria Guidice, Des Traynor, Peter Merholz, and Laura Klein, among others). This conference is attended by Product Managers and their managers nearly exclusively, so we couldn’t resist the urge to squeeze in a little research: We put up a white board and asked folks what their greatest fear is when working with designers.

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Enterprise UX and Free Trials: Part 1

The surging popularity of connected mobile devices has deeply impacted how people interact with technology in their daily lives. One of the major shifts caused by these devices – along with the applications that make them so alluring – has been a dramatic uptick in the consumerization of enterprise software solutions.

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Dual Track Agile for Designers


At DesignMap we’ve worked with many companies creating products using agile development methods to speed up time-to-market. Of late, we’ve experienced another iteration of this process called dual-track agile, or sometimes dual-track scrum, which further cuts back on development and design time.

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Firing Myself, Thanks to Chapter Seven

I’d moved my family to a tiny town in Colorado where I was the Director of UX for a small software company. At the time of this story, I was reporting to a recently-hired COO.

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Sketch In Enterprise UX

Often there are many tools for the job, all of which have their strengths and weakness. I’ve been thinking about a recently popular tool, Sketch, and where it fits into our practice of Enterprise UX Design.

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Working at DesignMap

Starting a new job feels like embarking on a new and exciting adventure. And what I enjoy the most is the fresh perspective of how the people and rhythms work, the patterns that emerge, the discovery of what it’s like to work in a new role.

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Vive le Prototype

We dipped our toes into prototyping and discovered that it reduces documentation and lets us focus on designing products instead of documents.

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