Agile usability patterns for user-centered design final stages

Ana Paula O. Bertholdo, Fabio Kon, Marco Aurélio Gerosa

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7 Scopus citations


The integration between Agile Methods and User-Centered Design (UCD) has been addressed by several authors in recent years. Nevertheless, a gap remains regarding a systematically consolidated description of agile usability practices for the final stages of UCD. Our aim is to describe agile usability practices based on the literature in the form of patterns, focusing on the UCD final stages, namely “Create Design Solutions” and “Evaluate Designs”. A literature review was conducted to identify patterns of use of agile usability practices. The major results of the study presented here are the selection and classification of the usability practices for the UCD final stages within the agile community and their structured presentation in the form of patterns (Name, Context, Problem, Solution, and Examples). Presenting agile usability practices as patterns can increase their applicability; it facilitates the visualization of the similarities between the communities of UCD and Agile Methods and also presents the ideas more clearly to other communities that can benefit from using these patterns in their specific development contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Design, Development and Practice - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319395098
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 22 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016


  • Agile UCD
  • Agile UX
  • Agile usability
  • Best practices
  • Patterns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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