Better productivity through agile user experience design

Minna Isomursu, Petri Voltti, Markku Halonen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional


Several challenges have been identified in integrating user experience (UX) design and related activities into agile software development. These include fi nding a balance between up-front interaction design and integrating interaction design with iterative coding, discarding usability testing because of urgent development goals of sprint cycles, and lack of professional usability. Traditional usability methods are often judged too heavy and slow to be integrated effectively into agile ways of working. The need for more simple and low-cost methods has been recognized. Examples of proposed methods include Rapid Contextual Design and Discount Usability Engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValue-driven business in the cloud
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8128-3
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8127-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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