Re: [agile-usability] Re: Introducing UX in an agile environment
- Hi Desiree,Sounds like exactly what I am looking for...I don't suppose I could get a preview version by chance:)Kip----- Original Message ----
From: Desiree Sy <desiree.sy@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2007 10:16:05 AM
Subject: [agile-usability] Re: Introducing UX in an agile environment
In addition to Lynn's paper (which is targeted more at developers with
background in UX), I've written an article that describes in detail the
that our UX team at Alias (now Autodesk) made to usability
as rapid formative usability testing and contextual investigations (both
and in-field) to make them work with the 2- to 4-week timeboxes (and
incremental nature) of Agile.
It's titled "Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile User-centered
and will be published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Usability
which is the online journal for UPA.
This article's intended audience is UX professionals (usability
and interaction or UI designers) who need to conduct iterative usability
investigations and validations to guide UI design work in an Agile
____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __
Interaction Designer, User Experience Group
Autodesk Canada, Inc
--- In agile-usability@ yahoogroups. com, "Elizabeth Whitworth"
<elizabethwhitworth @...> wrote:
> Lyn Miller has written some excellent papers on UX/UCD and Agile. e.g.
> Study of Customer Input For a Successful Product(PDF)<http://agileproduct design.com/ useful_papers/ miller_customer_ input_\
><http://agileproduct design.com/ useful_papers/ miller_customer_ input_in_ ag\
> - elizabeth
> 5/2/07, Mark Schraad mschraad@... wrote:might be
> > Dmitry,
> > The article library at the agile alliance is a good place to start.
> > http://www.agileall iance.org/ library
> > I think that if you come at this from a design perspective, you
> > disappointed. Most of the material covers processes where designresearch is
> > non existent, and design as a discipline is minimized (at least bymy
> > standards). Instead, the actual design is threaded throughout theprocess.
> > Most all of the proponents of the agile process are developers - andthe
> > decision making resides with developers in this process. I have,however.
> > had some success with threading agile like attributes into atraditional
> >process. A hybrid of RUP and agile if you will. The iterative
> > style meetings and overall collaborative team model to name a few.will
> > There are lots of smart folks on this board that can help. And, they
> > likely have a different take. Listen to them and decide for yourselfwhat
> > will work in transforming your process in your culture.principles
> > Mark
> > On May 1, 2007, at 7:58 PM, dmitry wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I've recently started in a new role as the first user experience
> > designer in a small company practicing an agile development process.
> > I'm now working on an internal presentation to introduce UX
> > within an agile context.approaches to usability/design practitioners, but very little along
> > So far, I've found a number of resources that aim to explain agile
> > the lines of explaining UX principles and practices to agileshare?
> > developers. Does anyone have any pointers they'd be willing to
> > Thanks,
> > Dmitry
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