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Facilitating Design: Getting to the 'Why' on Your Projects

Written by Naomi Bower

We don’t often think of facilitation as a core skill for product designers, but there are many reasons why we should. One is that a lot of the design discovery that we do is like detective work. To design great products, you need to tease out and gather information from a wide variety of people, starting with the stakeholders on your project. “To extract...

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Project Discovery in a Lean Agile World: Introducing the Clarity Canvas

Written by Design Team

This is the first of an in-depth, two-part series on Rangle's project design discovery process. Some Historical Context and Constraints Beginning a new project and bringing clients’ ideas to life is exciting for us at Rangle. We practice Scrum to do product development for a wide variety of clients. As a result, we understand the importance of quickly getting up to speed, to start projects...

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Stakeholder Experience Design

Written by Design Team

Fear & Loathing in Project Kickoff The first experience you design is for your stakeholders — and your project’s success depends on it. Because Rangle is a consultancy, we have the opportunity to work with many different clients over a relatively short period. Over the last two years, we’ve been able to refine a lean discovery process that allows us to rapidly align our...

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How Note Taking Builds Better Teams & Products

Written by Mike Costanzo

In this post, our Lead UX Designer Mike shares the one little addition to your design process that can really change the answer to the question “So, what do you do?” If you design software applications, what do you say to people when they ask what you do for a living? I usually say something like “I design apps. Like phone apps and web apps”...

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UX and the Sad Reality of Specifications

Written by Nick Van Weerdenburg

Rangle.io has a unique learning culture. We are focused on a very specific technology (modern JavaScript and HTML5 applications) and a very specific process (Lean UX design with agile continuous delivery) and we've applied these practices to over 2 dozen projects. That has led to certain truths emerging over and over. Truths I'd like to present here, alongside some suggested solutions. The Central Problem:...

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