Chapter 9: The Process of Interaction Design

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http://www.ideo.com/work/method-cards/

This site contains an online version of IDEO's method cards which illustrate different techniques for inspiring design, gaining insights into user's goals, and generating alternatives.



http://www.oreilly.com/news/patent_archive.html
If you are interested in learning more about patents and copyright, read up here about the controversy of the Amazon 1-click patent.



Agile methods and user-centred design: the original debate
The issue of integrating agile methods and user-centered design has been discussed for several years, although interest in the CHI community has now lessened. There is a lot of information about agile methods available on the Internet, but less is written concerning the integration of these two approaches. However there is a yahoo discussion group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/agile-usability. One popular agile method is eXtreme Programming (XP), and a good starting point to find out more about XP is www.extremeprogramming.org. Also see the Connextra case study on this site. Background information about agile methods is at http://www.martinfowler.com/articles/agileStory.html