RUX has exciting plans for spring 2010. We hope you’ll join us!
March 31 – Web Redesign Case Study
April 28 – Remote User Research
May 26 – Prototyping: Methods and Case Studies
June 30 – Axure: Tips, Tricks and Case Studies
We’re also planning book clubs and social events for the summer months. Details coming soon!
Meet and connect with fellow UX practitioners from Richmond’s vibrant user experience community. IxDA board member Joe Sokohl will share highlights from the recent Interaction 10 Conference. Admission is free. Pay only for drinks and food.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
11747 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
Richmond’s own Joe Sokohl will serve on IXDA’s Board of Directors!
Joe’s 2-year appointment was announced in December. He joins a distinguished group of practitioners on the board.
The Interaction Design Association provides an active, highly practical and often entertaining discussion forum on a spectrum of topics of interest to people who design interactive systems — from web sites to cell phones to touch screens. The IxDA is dedicated to nurturing an international design community through education, conferences, mentoring and discussion across disciplines.
Agile User Experience Projects
Nielsen | November 4, 2009
Agile Development Projects and Usability
Nielsen | November 17, 2008
Quick and Dirty Usability Testing: Step Away from the Book
Chisnell | October 20, 2008
Agile Methods and User-Centered Design: How These Two Methodologies Are Successfully Integrated In Industry
Fox, Sillito, Maurer | Agile Conference 2008, Toronto
Weekly User Testing: TiVo Did It, You Can, Too
Nielsen | July 2008
Twelve Emerging Best Practices for Adding UX Work to Agile Development
Patton | June 2008
The Impact of Agile on UCD: Mixed Messages From a Before and After Survey
Barnum and Dayton | Usability Professionals’ Association Conference, Baltimore, Maryland | June 16-20, 2008
Making Usability Recommendations Useful and Usable
Molich, Jeffries, Dumas | August 2007
Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile User-centered Design
Sy | Journal of Usability Studies, v.2, n.3, May 2007
Clash of the Titans: Agile and UCD
Cecil | December 2006
User Experience Activities on Agile Development Projects
Ambler | October 2005
Streamlining Usability Testing by Avoiding the Lab
Spool | May 25, 2005
UCD in Agile Projects: Dream Team or Odd Couple?
McInerney and Maurer | Interactions, v. 12, n.6, 2005
Case Study of Customer Input for a Successful Product
Miller | Proceedings of the Agile Development Conference, IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, 2005
Process Agility and Software Usability: Toward Lightweight Usage-Centered Design
Constantine | September 2002
Agile Usability Yahoo! Group
Agile2009 Conference – UX Stage
Came across the NYPL’s new online usability tool: Infomaki.
From the NYPL’s labs page:
“Our design sessions frequently result in debate about which of two words is more compelling or accurate for our users, or whether a particular button is noticeable in a particular location. When we can, we test designs on real people using paper or digital prototypes, but it is impractical to test every day; sitting down with real people is not always as simple as you’d expect, what with the schedules of busy New Yorkers…
So, we set out to create our own rapid-testing usability laboratory from scratch, and last Tuesday we launched it, in rough beta form. Nicknamed Infomaki, it’s showing a lot of potential even in its first 48 hours.
It’s not groundbreaking technology. Built on a Rails back-end (my rapid-prototyping framework of choice), it currently supports two kinds of tests: standard multiple choice (with optional “Other:” box) and a “Where would you click…?” screenshot that records click locations.”
Way more detail here: http://labs.nypl.org/2009/02/16/introducing-infomaki-bite-sized-usability-testing/
Try it out: http://usability.nypl.org/
(Via posts at IxDA /New York Public Library Digital Experience Group Labs)