Posts categorized: Litehouse

How vital are Business Analysts in an Agile framework?

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There seems to be a broad perception that role of a Business Analyst is all about articulating user stories and anybody could shoulder their role. But in reality Business Analysts have skills to facilitate conversations, which is the heart of agile. Curating requirements is only a trivial piece and is definitely not the most significant one. Written requirements are great for communication, with agile, there must be a right balance between conversation and the documentation.

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Inclusive Design – Emphasizing the need for building digital products that are accessible

Everyone is different.

Every individual works, plays, and interacts in a distinct way. Emotions and situations influence many of these experiences and they reflect in the digital world too. It is imperative to understand that the manner in which an individual perceives, visualizes, transits, or thinks can vary greatly. The way an individual interacts with a product is completely different from the way the other individual does it. User preference with varied experiences is of peak importance to create any digital product. Inclusiveness is all about empowering EVERYONE to do what they want, in a way that suits them.

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Decoding the Color systems in Front-End Development

Litehouse, UI / UX, UI Development, UX Design /

Since the inception of web development, developers have been using different ways of specifying colors to web elements. When HTML specification was primarily defined, the colors in a web page were controlled by HTML. Now they are defined in CSS and the color definitions have few elements of the original HTML names. The colors are conventionally specified using name of the color, RGB value, or the hexadecimal value.

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How designers interact and communicate their ideas with multifaceted teams

Litehouse, UI / UX, UX Design /

Digital products are constantly evolving, and this is evidenced by the diverse job roles that a designer has to work alongside. With new technologies ranging from AR to Chatbots, future user experiences will have core inputs from machine learning, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, and the list goes on. However, the constant in all of it, is the design process itself, and the age-old aspects are set to remain unchanged.

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Redefining the role of Business Analyst:
From Requirement Specialist to Business Consultant

The role of a Business Analyst has transformed over the time, from being considered as a requirement specialist – one who elicits requirements in a structured format and derive solutions to being a business consultant – one who builds strategy with experience across multiple businesses, subject matter expertise, knowledge about prevalent industry practice, and adherence to structured processes.

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From Front-End to Full-Stack: Development in the Era of Experience Engineering

Litehouse, UI / UX, UX Design /

Full-Stack Web Development has been the most popular developer occupation according to the 2017 Stack Overflow Survey. The definition of full stack developer has been transforming for a long while; in the past developer was regarded as someone who could actualize a web page using tools like Photoshop or Fireworks, convert the design to HTML mockups with image hotspots, articulate a few PHP scripts to handle the server-side logic, store the dynamic data using MySQL, maybe with a bit of optimizing and in the end upload to the server through FTP.

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Where Space Meets People:
Approaching our workplace with Design Thinking

Litehouse, People & culture /

As any workspace should ideally be, the Litehouse BLR studio is a constant work-in-progress, a living breathing space that’s continuously molding and adapting itself to the needs of its inhabitants. For a team that’s perpetually producing and evolving new ideas and innovations, it’s not just favourable but also imperative for the workspace to be a physical reflection of this culture, never remaining static, always embracing a state of flux.
So let’s take a look at some of the things we try to achieve as we evolve our workspace.

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Has Interactive prototyping become a vital component in the design process?

Static wireframes, mockups aren’t enough to communicate the complexity of the ideas, hence it’s imperative to make the designs interactive. Prototypes help in building a system that is intuitive, easy to operate and it enables the user to experience an actual product. Prototyping is an iterative process that helps to design with an initial set of system requirements.

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