From: Ron Jeffries
Sent: Wednesday, September 01,
2004 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [agile-usability] Re:
Could UI Engineering have lead to Wiki?
On Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at 7:34:50 AM, Petteri Hiisilä wrote:
> I have to drop out lots of details because of
> but I hope this gave you a picture how you
can come up with something
> like Wiki in a goal-directed process.
Well, yes, but I programmed a wiki from scratch in
about the time it took
to read about this. :)
I haven’t read back up this thread, so I’m
coming in late. I suspect Petteri described how one might design a wiki using
goal directed design. By that I mean “invent” it. Ron, I suspect
you are able to technically design a wiki given a working prototype –
like every other wiki you’ve seen before. The question is could you
invent something like a wiki in a few minutes? If you had to invent something very
appropriate for a particular task, as appropriate as a wiki is to its task, how
would you go about it? If you start by thinking about the people who will be
using the tool, what their goals are, and how they might best achieve their
goals, AND you think about those things before you write you first line of
code, you’d be doing design up front, and using a user-centered design
approach at that. Interaction Design, User Centered Design, Product Design isn’t
about how you document requirements for developers – it’s how you design/invent
I’d be curious how you’d go about inventing
something as appropriate as a wiki? What steps would you go through to
discover what a best solution might be?
You keep using that word. I do not think it means
what you think it means.