User Experience and User Centered Design are critical to the success of a project. But historically, the techniques employed necessitate Big Designs and a lot of time.
Is this really necessary? I say not.
There are techniques that can be employed to garner rapid response and feedback from users, improve design, and ensure delivery of a product that is not just built right, but is in fact, the right thing to build.
This is an open discussion about User Centered Design and how it can (and does) map to Agile/Lean practices.