So, I gave my presentation at BarCamp to a small crowd of about 10. You can read the basics of the presentation.
Following the presentation, there was discussion how does UCD fit (or can it) with agile programming methods. This was an interesting discussion. I tried to highlight that there is nothing contradictory between UCD and agile programming methods and in fact “agile” methods are very similar to a lot of design methods. The problem is that you do have to know something about your users before you begin. How much and how you get that information is going to be different organization to organization.
Please leave a comment if you were at the presentation and remember more than I put in here. Of course you are always free to comment about other parts of this as well.
One of the attendees posted these notes from my presentation. (Hey, I’m really bad with names, so if you can stand up and take a bow in the comments below, I’d appreciate it.)