Author Archives: Juan Manuel Carraro

Juan Manuel Carraro

Usability and user-centered design consultant. Love the challenge of covering gaps between business perspective and end users. Follow the author on Twitter
Why user-centered design is more efficient than waterfall development methodology (part 2 of 2) Theory

Why user-centered design is more efficient than waterfall development methodology (part 2 of 2)

The second and last part of this article addresses one of the main challenges that User Experience professionals face: how to convince our customers to work under a process of user-centered design (UCD) instead of a waterfall methodology. Based on the same case proposed in the first part of this article I describe where the greater efficiency of the UCD lies and why.
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Why user-centered design is more efficient than waterfall development methodology (part 1 of 2) Theory

Why user-centered design is more efficient than waterfall development methodology (part 1 of 2)

One of the main challenges user experience professionals face is how to convince our customers to work under a process of user-centered design instead of the traditional waterfall methodology. In this article I propose a simple comparative exercise to analyze the economic efficiency of one process over the other.

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How to overcome resistance to the implementation of User-Centered Design Announcements

How to overcome resistance to the implementation of User-Centered Design

Incorporating usability techniques and processes of User-Centered Design (UCD) in companies that are not used to working with them can become a daunting task. Over and over again we hear arguments that justify the rejection and invalidate the possibility of change, even if this is minimal. This article describes the most common arguments we hear, and proposes concrete actions to refute the negatives.

by Doug Savage (www.savagechickens.com)

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