Agile Development Projects and Usability

Summary: Agile methods aim to overcome usability barriers in traditional development, but pose new threats to user experience quality. By modifying Agile approaches, however, many companies have realized the benefits without the pain. Depending on how they’re handled, Rapid Application Development (RAD) processes such as Agile and Scrum can enhance or threaten user experience quality. […]

International Usability: Big Stuff the Same, Details Differ

Summary: User testing on 3 continents confirmed that the main usability guidelines hold worldwide, but many other considerations exist to better support international users. Earlier this year, we ran a range of usability studies of websites, intranets, and mobile sites and apps in Australia, China, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Of course, we’ve always […]