Lean UX and its difference with traditional UX

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How is Lean UX applied?

This design process is applied by eliminating design requirements. Problems are compiled, we create hypotheses and new hypotheses. Lean UX works as a cycle. In the first place, designers elaborate research and make hypothetical conditions. Then, the product starts to be built. The procedure requires more testing, hypotheses and feedback. After it the team comes back to iterations.

Lean UX foundations

There are three main pillars to Lean UX: Design Thinking, Agile and Lean Startup methodology.

Phases in Lean UX vs. Traditional UX

Whereas traditional UX is based mainly on result, the success of Lean UX depends on feedback and fast-pace decisions that all the team takes.

Traditional UX phases

1 — Identifying the objective and the problem

Lean UX phases

1 — Research

Testing in Lean UX vs. Traditional UX

Although tests are applied through Lean UX and traditional UX methodologies are similar, there are some key differences. In this comparative scoreboard we can see where the importance of fast testing in Lean UX arises.

Traditional UX testing

1 — Teams are focused on final results

Lean UX testing

1 — Teams are focused on the experience during the design process

Is Lean UX always valid?

It depends. As every other methodology, its use depends on the project we are working on at the moment and on our team.

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Torresburriel Estudio

Torresburriel Estudio

User Experience & User Research agency focused on services and digital products. Proud member of @UXalliance