Many organizations struggle to blend Human-Centered-Design (HCD) and Agile. After all, Agile development focuses on elements such as minimal documentation, frequent release of working code, and the expectation of “failing fast.” By contrast, HCD relies on research, analysis, and risk mitigation through frequent observation and measurement. This presentation shares the story of how one software development company, 1904labs, met this challenge and created a process called HCDAgile. As well, this event will include the opportunity for attendees to share their experiences.
Carol Righi is the human-centered design practice lead at 1904labs in St.Louis, Missouri. Carol has been a practitioner of Human Centered Design for more than 25 years and holds a Ph.D. She is co-author of of the books "User-Centered Design Stories" and "User-Centered Design: An Integrated Approach." Carol has consulted for Google, Yahoo!, Amazon, IBM, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, BJC, Fidelity, Mapquest, MetLife, and many others. She is a founding member of the UTEST Advisory Council and serves on the editorial board of the "Journal of Usability Studies."