Usability in agile software development: extending the interaction design process with personas approach

Jukka Haikara

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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-D™ 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. (9 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, XP 2007
EditorsGiulio Concas, Ernesto Damiani, Marco Scotto, Giancarlo Succi
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-73101-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-73100-9
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event8th International Conference, XP 2007 - Como, Italy
Duration: 18 Jun 200722 Jun 2007

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference8th International Conference, XP 2007


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


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