30 Mar 2010 - 8:41am
6 years ago
2 replies
Ahmed Bassel

Software development house & Usability!

What is your experience in applying usability practices with 3rd party software development house? 

Assuming you are the UX guru in a software development house, who do the development for other companies. How do you or can you apply the UCD methods and usability practices?

25 Jan 2010 - 4:16am
6 years ago
12 replies
Kostanija Petrovic

Best role for UX in Agile/ Scrum - Customer vs. Implementer?

We are currently discussing what the best process role for UX within
in Agile/Scrum would be.

What is your experience? Which role would you recommend based on your
experience and why?

17 Sep 2009 - 5:14pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Jonathon Juvenal

This is our process, need your input

This has been on my mind a lot lately. I feel like our process is
very fast and accomplishes the right things, but I don't have much
to compare it to. It'd really mean a lot to me to know your
company's design process and to gather any feedback you have on the
process I outline below. I'm looking for ways to improve what we

So here's how we do design at

We are a small company, we have 8 developers. We consider ourselves
an "Agile/Scrum" shop. We have 2 designers, one assigned to the
windows app and one assigned to the website.

10 Apr 2009 - 2:34am
7 years ago
12 replies

Content of Cooper vs Beck

Hi all,

While looking interaction design in an agile context, I'm constantly
coming across a certain very landmark public discussion from 2004
between Alan Cooper and Kent Beck (of Extreme Programming) mentioned
across the web. It seems this was a very insightful discussion and I
am very curious to read it.

The original link to the content however is dead -

Would anybody have a copy of it stored with them and be able to share
it with me?

3 Nov 2008 - 4:50pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Jessica Petersen

Agile & UXD

What are your experiences in an agile environment? What has worked for
you and what hasn't?

My organization is considering employing agile, and I tend to be of the
opinion that UXD needs to be at the forefront of the process thinking
about things holistically - then breaking the project into chunks that
will eventually result in a complete user experience.

12 Jun 2008 - 5:04pm
8 years ago
1 reply
dani malik

[EVENT: IxDA-SF] What is design worth? Wed, June 25th

Hello friends!

Our next event is a very exciting one indeed.

10 Jun 2008 - 2:11pm
8 years ago
3 replies

Project Management with Scrum

Hey All,

I would like to know if anyone out there has any experience working with the Scrum Project Management and how it ties in with the whole design process (starting from site maps and wireframes to visual comps).
Scrum (for those of you are not aware of it) is a more start up like management style where there is more of emphasis on collective responsibility (as opposed to responsibility of the proj manager). Also, in Scrum the work requirements, development and QA happen side by side (as opposed to one after another). So basically, you work on smaller pieces of the puzzle.

17 Apr 2008 - 7:09pm
8 years ago
16 replies

Interaction Design in an Agile Environment

What are your thoughts on Interaction Design and the Agile Environment?

Here’s my experience of how extreme programming and design mix:

1) Product requirements are one thing today, another tomorrow, based
mainly on strategic (not user) feedback
2) Weekly iteration cycles allow 4-5 days for research, prototyping
and documentation of design
3) Little time is left for contextual inquiries - the product becomes
the "company’s" vision rather than the consumer’s asked-for solution
4) “Featuritis” is a full-blown epidemic
5) Redesign of the entire syste

15 Feb 2008 - 9:05pm
8 years ago
7 replies
oliver green

Agile methodologies for discovering user needs

Hi All,

We are in the discovery phase of the project, where we have absolutely no
idea what the user needs are. There is limited time and resources this we
cant conduct ethnographic studies. What would be the best set of "agile"
methodologies that can be used to start the process?


12 Feb 2008 - 4:10pm
8 years ago
3 replies

Agile & UCD (was Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote)

Honestly, I was looking for something else when I came across this just now:

I thought it was pertinent because it is from a UX pro (IA) perspective and
is very relevant to the discussion here. (Also, interesting approach on the


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