The typical client agency relationship amounts to the client determining the project and partnering with an agency to get the product tested and built. A weakness of this partnership model is usually a mismatch of expectations, incorrect timing of the feedback loop and intermittent meetings in an attempt to get everyone back on the same page. It’s notoriously a slow process with lots of back-and-forth communication.
Many people often confuse Agile with Ad-hoc. Or they simply continue to practice traditional project management frameworks such as waterfalls, but use a couple of agile techniques such as daily stand ups and the use post-it notes for brainstorming sessions and call it ‘Agile’. In this post, we talk about what it means to be truly Agile and how to recognise an Agile Design/Tech Studio.
Agile is the most effective and adaptable project methodology to manage constant change. This is because it consists of cross-functional teams working collaboratively in creative and complex environments. Teamwork is essential to delivering great digital products. This collaborative team environment focuses on a “we” rather than an “I” mindset. There is nothing more rewarding than building software that really matters with other like-minded team mates.
Customer Journey Mapping is a tool used a lot by UX Designers, in the Product development space for visualising the customer experience. So, how do you get started with one, and what exactly is customer journey mapping? This blog post will give you a lovely, easy to understand walk through of what a customer journey map is and how to do one.
The 5 day Design Sprint is an exercise in tackling questions around any big issues a company might be facing. The idea is to quickly iterate into the potential future of what a product ‘might’ be like and validate this with real people. Influenced by techniques from IDEO’s Design Thinking open-source mindset, the focus is testing the desirability of solutions for these issues first and foremost.
User-Generated Content is defined as any type of content that has been created and shared by people that are not getting paid — like a sports fan for example. The content itself might be any kind of media related to your brand, ranging from pictures, videos, testimonials, tweets to blog posts. So in this case, if you use an UGC platform to manage this content, you can use all these things to promote your brand without hiring anyone.
Stackla gives you the ability to discover, manage, and display user-generated content from over 25 different platforms. It can be used for any advertisement, campaign, commerce and many other things that may require UGC (User-Generated Content).