973Re: [agile-usability] UED and Agile
- Dec 15, 2004Rachel,
Lisa Baker and I have been working to integrate many aspects of UCD with
an XP process for the last couple of years at our company. We make a
shrink-wrapped product, and have a fairly short release cycle.
We have found the personae concept to resonate fairly well with our
developers. We do a fair amount of research (somewhat asynchronously)
with our users to find out what they have in common. We use contextual
inquiry to get the data and to make sure we have a firm grasp of what
our user truly needs.
Once we have the data in place, we can refer to it as the personae are
created. We work diligently to make sure we present information that we
have data concerning. The personae are then presented to the
programmers at the start of the project, focusing on the aspects that
help them understand.
This has also helped our marketing team understand their role a bit
better as customer representative and helped the contribute in a more
meaningful way as well. Since at times we can't always get one of real
customers to supply answers, we can always come back to our data set
from the CI and refer to that.
sr. interaction designer
landesk software, inc.
daveb at startide dot net, david dot broschinsky at landesk dot com
Rachel Powers wrote:
>Does anbody have any great tips, resources, stories to share on the
>best ways to integrate User Experience Design into the Agile
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