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  • Adrian Howard
    Hi folks, I thought people here might be interested in this post by Michael Feathers from the Software Craftmanship list... ... [snip] -- http://quietstars.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 11, 2009
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      Hi folks,

      I thought people here might be interested in this post by Michael
      Feathers from the Software Craftmanship list...

      Begin forwarded message:

      > From: Adrian Howard <adrianh@...>
      > Date: 11 September 2009 12:20:58 BST
      > To: software_craftsmanship@...
      > Subject: [SC] Re: Thoughts on the Future of the Boutique Software Shop
      >
      > On 11 Sep 2009, at 11:40, mfeathers wrote:
      >>
      >
      >> Hi. I wrote this yesterday, and I thought it might seed some
      >> discussion, particularly about the connection between craftsmanship
      >> and UX:
      >>
      >> http://michaelfeathers.typepad.com/michael_feathers_blog/2009/09/thoughts-on-the-future-of-the-boutique-software-shop.html
      >
      > I really quite enjoyed that - and I don't think you're alone with that
      > slightly uncomfortable feeling that developers can get around UX
      > folk :-)
      >
      > And I think that UX/developer merging is beginning to happen already.
      > A lot more designers I know seem to be taking more pains to get
      > involved with the technical side of things. A lot more developers seem
      > to be open to learning more about the UX side of things. I am hugely
      > in favour of this :-)
      >
      > I also think that it's a really good approach for bridging that
      > "schism between product owners/customers and developers" you
      > discussed. Good UX work covers everything from before the stories are
      > written until after the software is released. An awareness of the
      > issues involved can help everybody focus on the same vision.
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Adrian
      [snip]
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