Up-Front Interaction Design in Agile Development

  • Jennifer Ferreira
  • James Noble
  • Robert Biddle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4536)


In this paper we address how interaction design and agile development work together, with a focus on the issue of interaction design being done “up-front”, before software development begins. Our study method used interviews with interaction designers and software developers on several agile teams. We used the qualitative approach of grounded theory to code and interpret the results. Our interpretation includes appreciation for benefits seen for a certain amount of up-front interaction design, and benefits from some levels of interaction design continuing with the iterations of software development.


Software Development Interaction Design User Story Agile Development Software Team 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Ferreira
    • 1
  • James Noble
    • 1
  • Robert Biddle
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Human-Oriented Technology Laboratory, Carleton University, OttawaCanada

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