Subject: numbering, design doc naming

25 Jan 2006 - 9:56am
8 years ago
2 replies
453 reads
Warnke, Larisa
2005

Jack,
Yes, I work with requirements etc... That utilize this type of numbering
regularly.

They are usually requirements documentation, not always called Use Cases.
This specific term is used to describe an artifact in RUP (rational unified
process). If you have a client currently utilizing this development process
for applications you will quickly find that they do not account for User
Experience or Interface. You will need to figure out how and where to Insert
your own milestones into their Inception & elaboration phases.

We work with a company that has already documented such extensions for RUP :
http://www.iconprocess.com/iconProcess/iconProcess.php

Let me know if I can help otherwise!

-larisa

------------------------------

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 14:08:36 -0500
From: "jackbellis.com" <jackbellis at hotmail.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] numbering, design doc naming
To: "ixda" <discuss at ixda.org>
Message-ID: <BAY108-DAV104EDB1D2FA6E829BDF5BED1130 at phx.gbl>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

A two part question:
Does anyone else work with design documents that include steps with
numbering such as "8-9a.3-9a.1"?
Do you call the documents "use cases?"
Thanks,
www.jackbellis.com, www.usabilityInstitute.com

------------------------------
Larisa Warnke | Sr. User Experience Architect | Carlson Marketing Group |
p. 763.212.6158 | c. 612.201.8877 | AIM: larisalw | YM: larisa_warnke

Comments

25 Jan 2006 - 11:49am
Peter Boersma
2003

Warnke, Larisa said:
> If you have a client currently utilizing
> [RUP] for applications you will quickly find that
> they do not account for User Experience or Interface. You will need to
> figure out how and where to Insert your own milestones into their
> Inception & elaboration phases.
>
> We work with a company that has already documented such extensions for
> RUP : http://www.iconprocess.com/iconProcess/iconProcess.php

Icon is one example of a company that has tried this (and succesfully, so it
seems). Other examples can be found at the end of the presentation that I
gave at last year's IA Summit:

"StUX - integrating IA deliverables in a software development methodology"
http://tinyurl.com/dffef (*)

I'll give the names here: AOL/Netscape, Peoplesoft, Satama Interactive and,
to a lesser extent, Nose, Rabobank, Brooks. And of course the company I did
this for: EzGov. In my new position I with User Intelligence I have
developed this process development into one of our services.

Larisa also wrote:
> Let me know if I can help otherwise!

I'd love to hear how your work with Icon Process is going, and I am sure
others would too. Any chance you can tell us about it?

Peter
(*) long, wrapping URL:
http://www.peterboersma.com/blog/2005/03/my-ia-summit-presentation-stux_10.html--
Peter Boersma | Consultant User Experience | User Intelligence
Vlaardingenlaan 9d | 1059 GL | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
p: +31-20-4084296 | m: +31-6-15072747 | f: +31-20-4084298
mailto:boersma at userintelligence.com | http://www.peterboersma.com/blog

25 Jan 2006 - 1:16pm
Warnke, Larisa
2005

I would be more than happy to share.

The short story is that we spent significant time in the beginning (2 yeas
ago?) documenting our own process much like Peters work at EzGov (I saw your
IA summit presentation), only to find that we were really mirroring a lot
of the existing documentation that Icon has for sale/adaptation.

We hired Icon to customize it¹s process and documentation to our company
version of RUP and do some hands on training. Our Icon representative took a
deep dive into learning our flavor of RUP, so she could guide A few of us in
user experience through matching our process language and timing to it.

I should mention two side notes now.
1. Having Icon build documentation and do onsite training was helpful in
establishing greater credibility companywide and so helping with adoption of
user experience as a discipline. We like others struggle with the inclusion
of Information Architects, content developers and interaction designers
EARLY in a products live.
2. We produce a lot of work that needs process but would not be engaging
RUP. (there area oh so many reasons for this, one of them is the new use of
BEA web-logic through and external IT resource). So we have selectively
re-purposed the Icon work for our entire User Interface Discipline, this is
successful as well, as many players do not need to understand a significant
difference in the project, only that they need to choose the correct
activities at planning & requirement stages

None of this has not gained traction globally yet, but we expect that it
will given some of our successes and new company initiatives.

If there are any other inquiries I¹d be happy to respond, perhaps off list.

-Larisa

Larisa Warnke | Sr. User Experience Architect | Carlson Marketing Group |
p. 763.212.6158 | c. 612.201.8877 | AIM: larisalw | YM: larisa_warnke

From: Peter Boersma <peter at peterboersma.com>
Reply-To: <peter at peterboersma.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 17:49:24 +0100 (CET)
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
Cc: <lwarnke at carlson.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Subject: numbering, design doc naming

Warnke, Larisa said:
> If you have a client currently utilizing
> [RUP] for applications you will quickly find that
> they do not account for User Experience or Interface. You will need to
> figure out how and where to Insert your own milestones into their
> Inception & elaboration phases.
>
> We work with a company that has already documented such extensions for
> RUP : http://www.iconprocess.com/iconProcess/iconProcess.php

Icon is one example of a company that has tried this (and succesfully, so it
seems). Other examples can be found at the end of the presentation that I
gave at last year's IA Summit:

"StUX - integrating IA deliverables in a software development methodology"
http://tinyurl.com/dffef (*)

I'll give the names here: AOL/Netscape, Peoplesoft, Satama Interactive and,
to a lesser extent, Nose, Rabobank, Brooks. And of course the company I did
this for: EzGov. In my new position I with User Intelligence I have
developed this process development into one of our services.

Larisa also wrote:
> Let me know if I can help otherwise!

I'd love to hear how your work with Icon Process is going, and I am sure
others would too. Any chance you can tell us about it?

Peter
(*) long, wrapping URL:
http://www.peterboersma.com/blog/2005/03/my-ia-summit-presentation-stux_10.h
tml--
Peter Boersma | Consultant User Experience | User Intelligence
Vlaardingenlaan 9d | 1059 GL | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
p: +31-20-4084296 | m: +31-6-15072747 | f: +31-20-4084298
mailto:boersma at userintelligence.com | http://www.peterboersma.com/blog

Syndicate content Get the feed