Usability and User-Centred Design in the Software Development LifeCycle


Here are the slides from a talk I gave to first year Software Engineering students at Monash University today.


Comments (8)

  1. Zachary Sims says:

    Thanks for giving the talk 🙂

    I was there, but I do have a question. Do the software engineers/developers/and people like yourself test the user interface? For example, the Nike jobs website where the drop-down box was unresponsive… that seems like something the developers could have found out for themselves.

    Thanks again,

    Zac

  2. Garry Trinder says:

    Hi Zac, that’s a good point. I a perfect world the software we are usability testing would have no bugs. The reality is that because we want to usability test as early as possible (because cost increases the longer you wait to test), we have to accept that we often are testing VERY preliminary code.

    As I said in the talk – it’s important to be flexible!

    Shane

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  4. I had the opportunity to present at the Metro Toronto .NET User Group last Wednesday. Even it was the

  5. I had the opportunity to present at the Metro Toronto .NET User Group last Wednesday. Even it was the

  6. Anonymous says:

    Over at the Canadian UX Blog , there is some great material on UX based design.." What is UX? "User Experience Design is all aspects of the user’s interaction with the product: how it is perceived, learned, and used." – wikipedia It’s more than skin deep,

  7. Shane,

    Nice pres dude.  It covers off on all the main points and goes into the right amount of depth at the necessary bits – illustrated with photos at those bits to keep people interested too.

    Really good for this audience too.

    matt.

  8. Garry Trinder says:

    Tbanks Matt – and thanks for the photos of the bus ticket machines. I gave you credit in the presso! Honest! Shane