Agile User Stories Enriched with Usability

  • Ana M. Moreno
  • Agustín Yagüe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 111)


Usability is a critical quality factor. Therefore, like traditional software teams, agile teams have to address usability to properly catch their users experience. There exists an interesting debate in the agile and usability communities about how to achieve this integration. Our aim is to contribute to this debate by discussing the incorporation of particular usability recommendations into user stories, one of the most popular artifacts for communicating agile requirements. In this paper, we explore the implications of usability for both the structure of and the process for defining user stories. We discuss what changes the incorporation of particular usability issues may introduce in a user story. Although our findings require more empirical validation, we think that they are a good starting point for further research on this line.


Agile development usability patterns user stories HCI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana M. Moreno
    • 1
  • Agustín Yagüe
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Politecnica de MadridMadridSpain

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