Edward Hadley, Author for the Mendix Blog

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Edward Hadley

About Edward Hadley

Ed Hadley is Senior Director, Content and Product Marketing at Mendix, where he is responsible for helping IT leaders understand—and realize—the benefits of low-code app development. He writes regularly about a variety of IT-related topics, including digital transformation, bimodal IT, design thinking, agile development, and user experience. Prior to Mendix, Ed held marketing and communications roles with Neolane (acquired by Adobe), Netage Solutions, and PAN Communications. Follow him on Twitter @edhadley.

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    Design Thinking Approach: Think Twice Before Building Throwaway…

    Prototyping is one of the core principles of the design thinking process and is an important step in involving the business and enabling them to give feedback. Many believe that prototypes serve a temporary purpose and are ultimately meant to be replaced by something better. But what if you didn’t need to throw away your prototype?

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    How Atlas UI Enables Consistent Use of UI Design Best Practices

    If you lack in-house UX resources and your developers don’t possess UI/UX skills themselves, how can you possibly enable your development teams to build engaging user experiences at scale? Discover how to leverage Atlas’ out-of-the-box design language.

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    How the Design Thinking Process Helps Prevent IT Project Failures

    How can IT leaders prevent IT project failures and ensure their teams build applications that fully realize the expected benefits? One approach that has seen a recent surge in popularity is design thinking. Read the full blog to learn how to leverage the design thinking process to ensure successful application outcomes.

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    Beyond Innovation: Applying Design Thinking Methods Across Your App…

    Beyond the obvious merits for innovation, we believe there’s value in applying design thinking methods across your entire portfolio of application development initiatives. Let’s explore the other use cases for applying design thinking methods.

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    Design Thinking Principles: Empathy as a Path to Mutual Value

    Many IT leaders lack a deeper understanding of design thinking principles and how they impact their IT organization and the business value they create. Learn more about one potentially misunderstood and underestimated principle, empathy.

  • Design Thinking vs. Agile: Combine Problem Finding and Problem Solving…

    While agile can provide a highly effective way of solving problems, it doesn’t guarantee that you’re solving the right problems in the first place. Learn how a number of enterprise IT organizations have begun leveraging agile in conjunction with design thinking to find the right problems to solve.

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    Do IT Teams Need UX Professionals to Deliver Great User Experiences?

    A user-centric approach to app design and development is crucial to combating app fatigue and realizing apps’ intended business value. But the focus on UX begs the question: as an enterprise IT leader, exactly how many UX professionals does my team need to deliver great experiences consistently and at scale?

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    Is Responsive App Design a Panacea for Enterprise IT Leaders?

    This blog post provides a perspective on both the pros and cons of responsive app design, and provides a solution for how to augment responsive app design with device-specific experiences for the best multi-channel UX.

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    Why Every IT Leader Should Be Concerned with App Fatigue

    To ensure app adoption and success, your development teams must focus on great UX, not just look and feel. Here are three recommendations to ensure your enterprise app users don’t suffer from app fatigue, putting your business initiatives at risk.

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    Progress Software’s Acquisition of Kinvey Marks the End of…

    Discover what Progress Software’s acquisition means for mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) and the broader development platforms market.