I want to do two things to strengthen the UI design choices being made here. I
haven't seen anyone tackling these so far? These activities should provide
both structure and more objective & specific evidence:
Collate all the (Agile*) themes, epics and user stories we have for LO. (or
the nearest analog we have for these.)
Develop some scenarios, based on the user stories and run users of various
different usage profiles through these, using either a verbal protocol** (or
retrospectives, if appropriate)
My expectation is that the body of user stories will allow us to be more
confident about usability coverage (and implementation and documentation). It
can be made more complete over time and the user stories themselves can be
validated with users, so we are even more confident that we've got the right
The scenario walk throughs...
with existing UI will highlight deficiencies
with prototypes will verify designs and
with updated implementation demonstrate that the user story was accurate and
has been addressed sufficiently well.
If anyone, with usability experience wants to help support this effort, then
let me know. International testing is particularly important for cultural and
language design considerations.
Anyone interested in creating/joining a working group on this?
PS I know we're not doing Agile but the techniques are still helpful.
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