Category Archives: Agile Usability

Hope this isn’t You!: Usability Testing: Is your team stuck in a bubble?

He sighed. “Not at all. You can’t be embarrassed by something you weren’t aware of.” He went on, “We hadn’t looked at the site at all from the point of view of users outside the organization. We’ve been in a bubble.” Continue reading

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Being Agile about doing Usability Studies!

There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there about mixing agile & usability in a discussion. But our research has shown that there are a lot of myths out there about usability studies & usability testing in general. Continue reading

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Some advice: Why You Should Outsource Usability Testing | Designing Interactive

Small companies should consider outsourcing their usability testing instead of doing it in-house. On the surface, it makes perfect sense to have a designer/developer who has a deep understanding of the project be in charge of usability testing, but in fact this can cause serious problems. Continue reading

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We recommend this approach to getting to Agile: The Guerillas Workflow | Agile Zone

Were now four episodes in to The Agile Guerilla series. The focus of this series of articles is to to help you introduce change, specifically moving to agility, into your organization from the grassroots level. This series of posts on … Continue reading

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Followups from Refresh Savannah Intro to Agile event

Hey all, thanks for the wonderful attendance & great discussion last night @ Refresh Savannah’s July event. Continue reading

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Some comments on: Book Review #1: Sketching User Experience by Bill Buxton. Part II | Edge of Chaos | Agile Development Blog

The quote: “The role of design is to find the best design. The role of usability engineering is to help make that design the best.” Continue reading

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Are you creating usability test tasks that really motivate users?

Here is some food for thought in how you can really engage your users in doing usability tests with you & for you! We at Social Usability take all these approaches into consideration when designing the tasks for your Usability … Continue reading

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InfoQ: Agile Usability – perceptions of “us vs them” need to change to “us PLUS them”

The “us” is often perceived as the Developers & the “them” is the UX practitioners who are working at some point in the process. If they are joined at the hip with the Developers & engaged in the whole development process, performing usability testing elements & doing just-in-time design & research, then they are contributing positive interactions & value to the team.

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Some comments on the “mines” awaiting us if we don’t: Harmonizing Agile With “User-Centered Design”

There are points to be made for prototyping in Cycle 0 & what affect not doing it effectively can do to your Brand These points are made in an article that in fact has defined 8 “mines” that are awaiting … Continue reading

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Some comments on: The Role of Usability Practices in Agile Development

Here’s another example of & use of an iterative approach to usability testing within the cycles of Agile Development Projects. This one is from an interview posted on the Rally site, a vendor of solutions to manage projects based on SCRUM methodologies. Continue reading

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