Teaching Software Developers to Perform UX Tasks

Tina Øvad, Nis Bornoe, Lars Bo Larsen, Jan Stage

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Abstract

Good UX design is becoming important within the industry when developing new products. This entails that UX skills have to be available in the development processes. This paper investigates the opportunities of using software developers as a UX work resource in the day-to-day working practice. This is done via an action research study where the developers were provided with material concerning a modified AB usability test, by training them in performing this type of work, and by using their feedback to improve the method and the material. The overall result of the study is positive and it is found that by using the developers' feedback in the modification process, the method has truly become applicable within an agile, industrial setting. In combination with a guideline and template this has induced the developers to feel confident in independently performing this type of work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOzCHI '15 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2015
Pages397-406
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3673-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventOzCHI '15 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 Dec 201510 Dec 2015

Conference

ConferenceOzCHI '15 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period07/12/201510/12/2015
SeriesACM Conference Proceedings Series

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