Re: Today's article on UseIt.com
I am not experienced in either agile or Interaction Design. In this
article Neilsen has pointed out that Agile software development in
small increments could risk the overall user experience.
A similar statement has been made by Larry Constantine in his report
"The Usability Challenge" published recently in which he said "the
absence of any comprehensive overview of the entire architecture" is a
shortcoming of nearly all techniques that are based on iterative
expansion and refinement in small increments.
Is this a pattern emerging?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, William Pietri <william@...>
> I'm sure there will be some discussion on Jakob Nielsen's article, so
> here's a thread for it.
> > There are other studies (I don't have the exact quote) that showthat
> > the difference between a top-notch developer and a run-of-the-millone
> > is a factor of 10 or so.http://forums.construx.com/blogs/stevemcc/archive/2008/03/27/productivit
> The back up for that is here :-
Thx James. I always assumed that this was indeed supported by actual
studies, but still had a small nagging doubt that it might be one of
those urban legends that start with "studies show that ...." ;-). This
is a good reference which eliminates that doubt.