Re: [agile-usability] Design Values
- Hello, Todd. On Sunday, July 12, 2009, at 7:32:41 AM, you wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2009, at 7:37 AM, Larry Constantine wrote:It seems to me very unlikely that Larry Constantine is under a
>> I would never presume to suggest that user experience research is
>> bad (although it is over-rated and even over-used, but I would never
>> say that because anyone who does is clearly deranged or evil or both)
> This clearly shows you have a misconception of what user experience
> research is.
misconception about what user experience research is. I'm submitting
a defect report on you for this one.
To be on the wire is life. The rest is waiting. --Karl Wallenda
- One of Jeff's points resonated strongly with me. To put it flippantly, no one cares how we build products, just how much they get from using them. Ideally, the way we work makes us happy, makes our customers happy, and makes our bosses happy. (note: money is often a significant component of said happiness)Adherence to the process can be almost comical. At a prior company, when talking to someone about why they missed their release deadline (yeah, I know. Agile and deadlines are not the best of friends) he explained that a certain activity had to be done 2 sprints prior to release, but that its associated story got cut from the sprint it needed to happen in. Clearly, there is a lot at work here that I'm not going to bother to dissect, but this team was more focused on the agile process than the success of the product and the perceptions of the company leadership. It was not pretty.-jer"Be well, do good work & keep in touch."
- Garrison Keillor
On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 11:00 PM, Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries@...> wrote:Hello, John. On Sunday, July 26, 2009, at 10:53:07 PM, you wrote:I often recommend exercise and eating sensibly ...
> Heh. It would never occur to me to recommend something that I wasn't
> doing myself.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith