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Coming Soon: Lane Halley at Silicon Beach Fest 2013

We’re super psyched that Lean UX guru and Carbon Five designer extraordinaire Lane Halley is speaking at this year’s Silicon Beach Fest, held in Santa Monica from June 19 – 22. Lane will participate in a Lean UX panel, with Jaime R. Levy from JLR Interactive, and Chris Chandler from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts  Continue reading …


Join Lane and Courtney in the Big Apple for LeanUX NYC

Join Lane Halley and Courtney Hemphill in NYC April 11th-13th, 2013 Spend some time this spring in Manhattan learning from 25 designers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and at least a couple developers at the LeanUX NYC conference. TLC Labs and Lean Startup Machine have partnered with NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Cyrus Innovation  Continue reading …


Habits of Effective Teams

Have you ever worked on a team that went off the rails? Product teams need lots of support to run efficiently. You need to move fast, but you also need to be aligned in order to build successful products. Here are a few activities we use to keep our teams moving. We often facilitate them  Continue reading …


UX is a Team Sport

User Experience Design is a Team Sport Following traditional “waterfall” methods, designers create wireframes & high-fidelity comps which are delivered to developers who build the product. The handoff between design and development causes frustration and inefficiency when construction starts. What happens when it’s not possible to realize all aspects of the design within the constraints  Continue reading …


Agile for Startups

A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation entitled Agile for Startups to the companies in Startup UCLA, a startup accelerator program run by UCLA. I actually gave this talk a week after my colleague Lane Halley presented her talk to the same group. Agile for Startups from Michael Wynholds The talk went well,  Continue reading …


Seven Tips for Effective Customer Conversations

On July 18 I was the guest speaker at Startup UCLA, a summer accelerator program for UCLA entrepreneurs. I presented a new talk “Seven Tips for Effective Customer Conversations” and led the group in some exercises to practice core interview skills. Seven Tips for Effective Customer Conversations from Lane Halley Here’s a summary of the  Continue reading …


Delivering value, Making money

When I begin working on a new product, I’m always looking for ways to optimize the interactions for business and user value. I believe the best way to accomplish that is to get to market as early as possible with the proposed value. By getting to market, I mean everything from talking with customers about  Continue reading …


Combining Design and Development Stories in Tracker

Carbometer:Blog One of the fun things about working at Carbon Five is that we get a chance to work on product ideas we design and build ourselves. This gives us an opportunity to experiment with technologies and processes that interest us. Recently, I’ve been contributing to Carbometer:Blog, an information radiator that visualizes details about blog  Continue reading …