ThinkMind // ACHI 2012, The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions // View article achi_2012_8_50_20217
Practical Usability in XP Software Development Processes
Keywords: Agile Methods; Extreme Programming; Usability; User Experience; User-Centered Design.
This paper describes the experiences made and lessons learned in an Extreme Programming (XP) software development project. We investigate the potential of XP to produce user experience-optimized products by including HCI experts in the team. We relate the software development method to user-centered design instruments and propose solutions to different user experience integration problems. Additionally, the practicability of different HCI instruments regarding solving those problems is examined. The analyzed instruments and methods are: user studies, personas, usability tests, user experience expert evaluations, and extended unit tests. The conclusion provides tips and tricks for practitioners.
Pages: 208 to 217
Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2012
Publication date: January 30, 2012
Published in: conference
Location: Valencia, Spain
Dates: from January 30, 2012 to February 4, 2012