Making Sense of UCD and Agile
by Lane Halley, digtal product designer on May 19, 2009
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This talk was originally presented at the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO) May 6, 2009. ...
This talk was originally presented at the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO) May 6, 2009.
Description below reprinted from the CHIFOO website, http://tinyurl.com/cphkwl
Love it or hate it, everyone seems to be talking about Agile. Agile is used at scrappy start ups that are iteratively defining their products and markets and at large companies with complex business problems working with internationally distributed teams. In each of these different settings, some folks are strong advocates of Agile, while some are still skeptics. Some people in the User-Centered Design (UCD) community dismiss Agile as a fad, others have embraced it whole-heartedly. Can these two worlds intersect?
In this talk, Jeff and Lane will draw on their personal experience to share the characteristics of successful (and unsuccessful!) blends of UCD and Agile techniques.
After this talk, you’ll be able to answer these questions:
• What do UCD people need to know about Agile?
• What do Agile people need to know about UCD?
• What are the pain points?
• How can Agile and UCD methods be used together?
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