Agile and User Centred Design Integration Workshop – What Lies Beneath and What Lies Ahead (AUCDI 2013) will be hosted by the University of York’s Department of Computer Science. It will be held on 15th February 2013 in the Computer Science Department on the new Heslington East campus.
Agile User Centred Design Integration (AUCDI) is the practice of combining User Centred Design (UCD) with agile development processes. None of the existing agile processes explicitly include principles and practices for understanding and eliciting testable and verifiable usability and user experience requirements. Similarly, design practices for satisfying requirements for usability and user experience or practices for evaluating systems developed via agile processes for usability and user experience are generally absent. In addition, substantial differences exist between agile and UCD approaches which pose challenges to integration attempts.
Agile processes for software engineering have evolved to address perceived limitations of more established, plandriven approaches. Agile processes are iterative and develop software incrementally; they cope with volatile requirements through concrete technical practices, focusing on customer involvement and responsiveness to change. Different agile approaches implement these ideas in different ways. However, all agile processes share common values and principles, defined in the Agile Manifesto. User centred design approaches are based on a number of principles of design, including early focus on users and tasks, empirical measurement and iterative design.
FREE registration, transportation and accommodation for all accepted submissions.