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Tips for Usability Professionals in a Down Economy

Tom Tullis

Journal of Usability Studies, Volume 4, Issue 2, February 2009, pp. 60-69

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Tip #10: Don't Re-invent the Wheel

Re-inventing the wheel (sometimes over and over again) is something that many large companies and organizations are quite good at. But it's not something you want to do when times are tight and resources are scarce. A usability person, especially one who is a central resource and works across multiple projects or even business units, can play a critical role in preventing this kind of redundancy. In any reasonably large organization, it's easy for the left hand to be unaware of exactly what the right hand is doing. The following are several ways that a usability person might be able to help:

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