Category Archives: Process

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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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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The Process for Usability Testing in an Agile Development Iteration (Sprint)

The new services that we announced recently here, taking a rigorous set of Best Practices (12) for UX Services in an Agile Development Project, are intended to help conduct usability tests on paper prototypes, then do the proper combination of research, design & usability testing in a parallel track that works ahead & follows behind the developers, delivering continually more refined usability testing of the deliverables of your iteration cycles.

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First Rule of Usability? Don’t Listen to Users (Alertbox)

First Rule of Usability? Don’t Listen to Users (Alertbox). Summary: To design an easy-to-use interface, pay attention to what users do, not what they say. Self-reported claims are unreliable, as are user speculations about future behavior. Watch Users Work Too … Continue reading

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