Re: [agile-usability] Some Agile and HCI articles
- Thanks for the publicity for our newsletter articles!
Two things by way of followup:
1) The editor of our newsletter has asked me to organise a second
issue on the same topic (agile usability). If anyone has a short
article they'd like to contribute,
I'd be happy to consider it. Our newsletter is based at our lab, but
it has a wide
readership of about 600 subscribers, aside from those who find it on
2) We are now planning some research studies on agile usability, and
would love to
work with industry teams, both those who are exploring how to
and usability, and also groups who use one but are interested in the
If you are interested in working with us, please email me.
We'll be at the UPA workshop in Montreal next week, so you could also
speak to me then.
Human Oriented Technology Lab
Adrian Howard wrote:
> There are a bunch of articles on/around Agile/HCI in this month's
> Carleton Uni Hot Topics.
> * Agile Development and User Interaction: The Story So Far
> * Are Agile and Usability Methodologies Compatible?
> * Design-Driven Test-Driven Design
> * What can Agile offer HCI?
> See <http://www.carleton.ca/hotlab/hottopics/> for full text. I found
> the last one an interesting read, since it's an HCI persons first
> encounter with agile methods. I especially enjoyed
> "I had adopted the "user is king" mentality, and anything I learned
> about cost-benefit analysis and justifying designs to business
> customers was pitted towards the goal of ultimate usability. In
> comparison, agile developers seem to take a more egalitarian view,
> attempting to maintain awareness of, and communication with, the
> stack of people involved in a project. This encourages the creation
> of solutions that creatively balance the needs of all constituencies
> to reach the ultimate goal of quality software delivered on time."
> which meshes with some of my agile/usability experiences.
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