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An Agile Customer-Centered Method: Rapid Contextual Design

  • Hugh Beyer
  • Karen Holtzblatt
  • Lisa Baker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3134)

Abstract

Agile methods have proven their worth in keeping a development team focused on producing high- quality code quickly. But these methods generally have little to say about how to incorporate user-centered design techniques. Also the question has been raised whether agile methods can scale up to larger systems design. In this paper we show how one user-centered design method, Contextual Design (CD), forms a natural fit with agile methods and recount our experience with such combined projects.

Keywords

Work Practice User Story Agile Method Contextual Design Agile Development 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh Beyer
    • 1
  • Karen Holtzblatt
    • 1
  • Lisa Baker
    • 2
  1. 1.InContext Enterprises, IncConcordUSA
  2. 2.LANDesk Software, IncSouth JordanUSA

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