Integrating User-Centred Design in Agile Development

  • Gilbert Cockton
  • Marta Lárusdóttir
  • Peggy Gregory
  • Åsa Cajander

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Gilbert Cockton, Marta Lárusdóttir, Peggy Gregory, Åsa Cajander
    Pages 1-46
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Oliver Stickel, Corinna Ogonowski, Timo Jakobi, Gunnar Stevens, Volkmar Pipek, Volker Wulf
      Pages 49-76
    3. Alvaro Aranda Muñoz, Karin Nilsson Helander, Thijmen de Gooijer, Maria Ralph
      Pages 97-115
    4. Carmelo Ardito, Maria Teresa Baldassarre, Danilo Caivano, Rosa Lanzilotti
      Pages 117-135
    5. Kati Kuusinen, Heli Väätäjä, Tommi Mikkonen, Kaisa Väänänen
      Pages 163-189
  4. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Peggy Gregory, Marta Lárusdóttir, Åsa Cajander, Gilbert Cockton
      Pages 193-203
    3. Marta Lárusdóttir, Åsa Cajander, Gudbjörg Erlingsdottir, Thomas Lind, Jan Gulliksen
      Pages 225-247

About this book


This book examines the possibilities of incorporating elements of user-centred design (UCD) such as user experience (UX) and usability with agile software development. It explores the difficulties and problems inherent in integrating these two practices despite their relative similarities, such as their emphasis on stakeholder collaboration.

Developed from a workshop held at NordiCHI in 2014, this edited volume brings together researchers from across the software development, UCD and creative design fields to discuss the current state-of-the-art. Practical case studies of integrating UCD in Agile development across diverse contexts are presented, whilst the different futures for UCD and other design practices in the context of agile software development are identified and explored.

Integrating User Centred Design in Agile Development will be ideal for researchers, designers and academics who are interested in software development, user-centred design, agile methodologies and related areas.


Agile Development Software processes Usability User Centred Design User Experience

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilbert Cockton
    • 1
  • Marta Lárusdóttir
    • 2
  • Peggy Gregory
    • 3
  • Åsa Cajander
    • 4
  1. 1.School of DesignNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceReykjavik UniversityReykjavikIceland
  3. 3.School of Physical Sciences and ComputingUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of Information TechnologUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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