971Re: UED and Agile
- Dec 14, 2004--- In email@example.com, "Rachel Powers"
> Does anbody have any great tips, resources, stories to share on theIf I have a "thing" this is it... but, information I have on the
> best ways to integrate User Experience Design into the Agile
subject is still pretty incomplete. There's a section in Cockburn's
Crystal Clear on the subject
-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/002-3899669-1706466] This paper, now a little
dated and containing a few typos describes combining usage centered
design and agile approaches:
This presentation: http://ebe.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/ebe/attach?
page=Root.CASCON2004WS%2FJeff.ppt gives slides I use for a standard
presentation on this subject. The slides suffer without the dialogue
behind them. But, the basic gist is I've overlaid Jesse James
Garrett's very useful Elements of User Experience model on my agile
development lifecycle model. The result is some guideance on the
type of UCD stuff to be doing at particular points of the agile
I'm currently working on more in print. Watch this list for somee
self serving announcements when it's available. At that time I'll be
looking for the opinions of the very smart people subscribing to this
Please post any specific questions you have as you come across them.
Thanks for posting!
> I work for a large company that is considering switching
> from a waterfall method to Agile/SCRUM. Are there any particular
> books or Websites that you recommend to look at. The UED group
> consists of user researchers, interaction designers, visual
> designers and developers. Questions that I'd like to find input on
> How do you integrate user research in 4 week cycles? (market
> research, user research, interviews, ethnography, longitudinal
> studies, usability testing)
> When should UED be included in the overall plan? (currently UED is
> brought in at conception)
> What is the best way for a user-cetered development process to
> thrive while being "whole."
> What are the pros and cons of Agile for UED?
> I'm sure that there are other people on this list that have gone
> from a waterfall development cycle to Agile. Does anybody have any
> stories or best practices to share?
> Rachel Powers
> UED lead
> San Francisco, CA
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