Update (May 26, 2006): It seems Stefan has (temporarily?) removed the description of his process.
Okay, so I asked for it: Every time I present the work we did on StUX
, the corporate Standards for User eXperience I helped develop while working for EzGov, I actually encourage people to develop their own process
And now somebody did...Stefan Smagula
, whom I've met at the first Design Engaged
conference, created his own verion of StUX, and called it FLUX
He also developed his own diagram with activities and roles:
...which looks a whole lot like our original diagram:
So now I'm not sure if I got the message accross...
At the end of those presentations about user experience design methods, where I encourage others to develop their own methods, I always include this slide:
As you may be able to read, the first line says: "Don't copy our diagram/deliverables". And I mean that.
It looks strange to have it look so much like ours. It looks wrong.
So, as much as I like to see others actually develop methods after they've seen my work, I think they should try harder in making their process' visuals look different
I will ask Stefan, who was kind enough to put a "Thanks to Peter Boersma for inspiration" in the corner of his diagram, to come up with a new design
. If not for me, then for the visual designer who designed the original diagram, Alex Constantinou (now a visual designer at the only company that I know that uses the ".biz" TLD: Variomatic)