Re: [agile-usability] Getting started
- 2006/12/14, Brian Marick <marick@...>:
>When it comes to the explicit intersection between usability and agile
> On Dec 12, 2006, at 9:03 AM, Adrian Howard wrote:
> > The only thing I've come across that's explicitly talking about
> > usability issues in an agile environment is a few chapters in
> > 37Signals "Getting Real" - but that's very much focused on web
> > development in a pretty narrow context.
> I'd certainly add Jeff Patton's papers at
> He has a chapter (?) in Cockburn's _Crystal Clear_, which I have not
> read. Jeff: does it contain material beyond what's on your website?
> Brian Marick, independent consultant
> Mostly on agile methods with a testing slant
> www.exampler.com, www.testing.com/cgi-bin/blog
there aren't many resources.
As I remember, Jeff is writing a book on that intersectional subject.
Mostly papers and general usability books(which Adrian has already
recommended several of) have been great resources to me.
Search in the agile/xp conference materials. For example, Lynn's paper
at http://www.agile2005.org/XR19.pdf is often cited here.
- I second this recommendation.
Karen Holtzblatt recently visited Korea (with Don Norman) for an open
lecture. She was very confident of her way of doing work.
I like RCD and I have applied it to web projects along with Lynn's
parallel track method. RCD fits well with agile(there is even an
chapter for applying RCD in agile environments).
2006/12/14, david broschinsky <daveb@...>:
> This is more for the upfront end of the process than the back end.
> Holtzblatt, Wendell, and Wood wrote "Rapid Contextual Design" about
> trying to fit user research and contextual design into an agile process.
> Adrian Howard wrote:
> > On 11 Dec 2006, at 18:31, Brian Marick wrote:
> >> I was recently in a phone conference with two of my main client's
> >> managers-responsible-for-usability. That was despite my protestations
> >> that I was totally unqualified to have opinions about (1) how Agile
> >> projects should make use of user experience experts and (2) what
> >> would be a good transition path from up-front-design toward iteration-
> >> by-iteration design.
> >> During the conversation, I had a thought. In my world, the testing
> >> world, someone asking those questions on agile-
> >> firstname.lastname@example.org usually gets pointed to two books (_Testing
> >> Extreme Programming_, and _Fit for Software Development_) and a
> >> somewhat patchy list of links here: <http://www.testing.com/agile/>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
On 13 Dec 2006, at 16:12, June Kim wrote:
> Search in the agile/xp conference materials. For example, Lynn's paper
> at http://www.agile2005.org/XR19.pdf is often cited here.
There's an agile-toolkit podcast with Lynn, Jeff & Rebecca Wirfs-
Brock that's worth a listen too:
- On Dec 12, 2006, at 10:03 AM, Adrian Howard wrote:
> * Paper Prototyping, by Francis SnyderAs far as I know, she prefers to be called Carolyn. (Only her closest
friends call her Francis. :) )
- On 14 Dec 2006, at 22:56, Jared M. Spool wrote:
>Goodness knows where that came from - brain obviously taking a
> On Dec 12, 2006, at 10:03 AM, Adrian Howard wrote:
>> * Paper Prototyping, by Francis Snyder
> As far as I know, she prefers to be called Carolyn. (Only her closest
> friends call her Francis. :) )
holiday. My bad.