Usability in Agile Software Development: Extending the Interaction Design Process with Personas Approach

  • Jukka Haikara
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4536)


The current agile software development methods do not seem to address usability and interaction design issues enough, i.e., the interaction design process may remain implicit. However, few studies with positive results have been conducted concerning integrating explicit interaction design process into agile software development. In this study, the interaction design process of Mobile-DTM is extended with the personas approach. Empirical evaluation of the resulting model is performed in a case project. The results provide view points for both industrial and scientific purposes on the applications of interaction design activities in different stages of agile development process.


Agile Software Development Interaction Design  Goal-Directed Design Personas Mobile-D 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jukka Haikara
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  1. 1.VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, P.O. Box 1100, FIN-90571 OuluFinland

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