> I would like to hear your opinions on diagrams or methods to > communicate the steps for ensuring usability in the development > process
In the latter half of my presentation "StUX - integrating IA deliverables in a software development methodology" for the IA Summit 2005, I showed several process diagrams with user-centered design elements in them.
To get an idea about the presentation and to download the PDF version of the slides, check out the blog posting about it here:
There is a lot of conversation about working collaboratively on this
board. Mostly regarding results and software to facilitate. I have
identified four basic structures for group work that I am intimately
familiar with. I am curious what people are participating in, and if
there are other derivations?
A) Group think
Multiple people in a group. Disciplines might vary. The group marches
forward in lock step... while there may be diverse opinions, the
group makes democratic decisions.
I am an interaction designer and at the moment I am working on a bit of a
strange project, process wise (or maybe not). Because of this I am walking
into a real problem.
The project was already started up when I joined. Practically this meant
that there was already a document written about the system to be build. It
is neatly labeled 'functional design' and contains several
(screen)flowcharts, user-role descriptions and fully designed screens.
What are people using (especially for in-house types) for requirements
management throughout the entire product management lifecycle:
1. input channels and research capture
2. concept capture
3. requirements definition
4. design docs
5. technical docs
6. QC test scripts
7. launch, rollout, marketing plans
Something that deals w/ workflow and lifecycle management
Has strong permissioning
Well designed (something I would WANT to use)
Understands that software requires a designer (sheesh!)
works well on pc and mac
Using [ID Discuss] Cooper Vs. Beck, as a springboard...
I'm in a development environment where an agile methodology is
being practiced. There is considerable interest in the
methodology; both in terms of how it differs from what was done
in the past, and can it be successful moving forward. The
company has relied in the past on outside agencies to provide a
user-centered design methodology.
The current project is kind of a blend of the two, agile and
ucd. However, the outside agency, the ucd practitioners are no
longer on the project and we've really just begun the pilot