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5 Dec 2003 - 2:12pm
Michael Quibuyen

XP: Extreme Programming & Product Usability

They don't fit in. :)

Here's why:

XP relies on a "customer" to decide which features should be implemented
and when. A "customer" may be a product/project manager, customer service
employee, a marketing resource, etc.

5 Dec 2003 - 1:51pm
Don_Hanson at N...

XP & Usability

We've been doing Agile Programming with large parts of eXtreme
Programming (the degree of the difference has a holy war status for some
folks) with a focus on usability.

Usability components include: UI prototype which was created at the
start of the project, and has evolved over the course of things. It is
reviewed internally and by Joint Development Partners (similar to XP
customers, but story selection is controlled by an internal person).
The prototype is maintained by our usability expert.

5 Dec 2003 - 1:35pm
Andrew Otwell

Re: Personas

> I have had limited success with personas. For me, it has been an invaluable
> aid in understanding how a product's interaction should work.

5 Dec 2003 - 12:44pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Moser, Craig

XP: Extreme Programming & Product Usability

I'm interested in hearing from anyone here who has experience (good or bad)
with the Scrum/XP (eXtreme Programming) process for software development and
how Interaction Design, Human Factors and Usability fit in.

Background info:

4 Dec 2003 - 10:51am
Challis Hodge

FYI: Usability on ABC's 20/20


Original Message -----
From: BLoring at
To: BLoring at
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 9:16 AM
Subject: Bentley on the show "20/20" Dec 5!

Hi everyone,
Most of you have heard that ABC TV filmed a segment of the show "20/20" in
our Design & Usability Testing Lab.

4 Dec 2003 - 9:47am
Dave Malouf

NYC face to face interest?

[Please do not reply to the list when replying to this message.]

Hey there,

I know it is the holiday season and all, and people might be busy, but I for
now want to at least get a sense of who on this list is in the NYC area.
To answer that question, ask yourself if you would be willing to come to
Manhattan (or other borough) for a face 2 face meeting once a quarter from
where you reside or work.

3 Dec 2003 - 5:39pm
10 years ago
2 replies
lizz milota

Flash usage question

Hi all,

My team is trying to weigh the benefits of
implementing a pop-up flash animation presentation
with narrated audio (no annoying music) to showcase
the features and the benefits of using our website.
The presentation would be a linear movie but would
allow the user to pause, rewind, fast-forward & stop
the presentation at anytime.

3 Dec 2003 - 1:14pm
10 years ago
9 replies
Meyer, Fred

Services and Interaction Design

How does a service-oriented approach to business affect the design of
software products?

A current business trend is organizing software products and personnel
around services, rather than organizing around software products.

3 Dec 2003 - 11:50am
10 years ago
1 reply
Robin Good

Seeking Interaction Designers That Can Address The Development of Online Collaboration Tools


I am trying to identify who and where are interface designers that have
specialized themselves or that are looking to focus specifically on the
design of real-time collaboration tools.

I am in the process of helping a few web conferencing companies refine or
completely upgrade their user interface and I have found it terribly
difficult to find designers that had a keen sense of what is needed in these
types of situations.

The main issue for me is that these types of interfaces require a very
minimalist approach, the ability to visually escalate in complexity as more
advanced function

3 Dec 2003 - 9:11am
10 years ago
35 replies
Dave Malouf

what makes for a "good" interaction?

Since we are here to discuss interaction design as its own discipline, i was
wondering "what makes for a 'good' interaction?"

Yes, the term "good" is vague on purpose, as I really don't even know the
I know what is usable or findable, but I don't know what is a 'good'

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