Does anyone have experiences mixing design/development methodologies
UCD/Contextual Design with an Agile/XP process?
The company I'm working with is implanting an XP link methodology Scrum,
which is very focused on optimizing internally requirements gathering,
design and engineering deliverables, but lacks a formalized collaborative
involvement with the end user.
Contextual/UCD on the other hand lacks detailed best practices in rapid
iterative development from an engineering perspective.
Does anyone have any experience marrying the best of both methodologies, or
does one encompass the
My company (we build social networking websites) has hired consultants to
migrate us to an agile development process. Our IA group (we are actually an
interaction design group that has been mis-titled) has spent the past six
months developing standards, patterns, and detailed documentation of our
products. I do admit that our modified waterfall process takes way too long,
however, we are scratching our heads about where we will fit into the new
agile process. The training has yet to begin, so our only information has
been from office rumors and the web.
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