Re: [agile-usability] design research with remote teams?
From my past experience doing global contextual research studies with teams distributed across geographies, having a dedicated sharepoint site / internal blog solely for the research study has proved useful in communicating with teams, and complimented the regular checkpoints / phone conferences quite well. You might also be able to use this as a tool to generate excitement and interest among the larger stakeholder community on the research you are doing.
Hope this helps!
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Subject: [agile-usability] design research with remote teams?
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Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 10:13 PM
I’m in the middle of design research for our upcoming release. It’s going well, if at a breakneck pace (isn’t it always?). My conundrum is figuring out how to share information with my Product Manager, who is in California (I’m in Texas). We’re doing a paper-based contextual design process, and best case scenario is to type up observations and email them to her – which is laborious and also an imperfect solution.
I’m looking at CDTools, which is pimped pretty hard in Rapid Contextual Design – and it does look promising, except that it’s $750, and I recently convinced my peeps that investing in Morae was a good idea, so I’m reluctant to ask for another outlay of cash for software I’m not convinced is the answer. (Morae WAS a good idea, for sure, it’s just expensive).
Does anyone have a good answer for following a more-or-less classic Contextual Design process with remote team members in an agile environment? Or with CDTools specifically?
Amy L. E. Jones
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