07 Apr '13, 8pm

Why do Designers feel uncomfortable in Agile? What can be done? via @pivotallabs

Software development has been revolutionized by Agile development practices, but designers struggle to adapt to the very same techniques—despite suffering many of the same challenges that led to Agile. What exactly are these problems? And how can Agilists and designers address them? When is Design Done? Agile development preaches “Done means Done”. When a story is accepted by the Product Owner, it’s ready to be deployed out into the world. What does “done” mean for design? Automated testing guarantees that on every story, developers will enjoy Acceptance Criteria: a concrete measure of what counts as “done”. Designers, on the other hand, rely on subjective criteria to determine when they’re done. In the best case, this means the product team—or often, the designer working alone—if only they had a partner to pair with! In the worst case this is purely subjective sign-off fr...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/3-challenges-for-agile-design/

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