Making Most Of Agile User Centred Design

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Making Most Of Agile User Centred Design

  1. 1. 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt Better thinking. Better experiences. Better results.TM
  2. 2. Agile is good for Refining not Defining » Where did Agile come from? › Response to shifting requirements – The world changes – Poor project/product management › Response to no design expertise – Regularly validate that you did what the client wanted – Designers who “don’t know squat” 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt
  3. 3. Elements of User Experience 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt UCD covers this Agile covers this ? “The Elements of User Experience” Jesse James Garret – www.jjg.net
  4. 4. Agile assumes the client knows best » The client provides requirements › Are the requirements right? › UX can validate design, but who validates requirements? 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt
  5. 5. UCD assumes the user knows best » The UX team exposes requirements before design starts » Agile by-the-book doesn’t allot time for this 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt Research Concept Design Build
  6. 6. Agile allows for validation… if there’s time 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt Requirements Product Release? Design & Code Validate Iteration TEMPTATION! TEMPTATION!
  7. 7. Holistic Concept Digitize, Manage & Replenish your music library Design inside Agile is impulsive » Pressure to ‘feed the development monster’ » No time allotted for concept development 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt Vs
  8. 8. How it can work » UCD can be too documentation-heavy, isolated & risky » Agile needs help with defining requirements 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt Requirements Product Release? Design & Code Validate IterationResearch Concept Agile UCD Agile as we know it
  9. 9. 8 April 2008 Making the most of Agile and User Centred Design. Anthony Colfelt Thanks

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