|Over their careers,
Larry Constantine and Lucy Lockwood have made literally hundreds of conference presentations, including keynote speeches at dozens
of major professional and academic meetings around the world. Most of these
addresses were probably best experienced in-person and many were eventually
translated into published papers, articles, or magazine columns that
superceded and updated the original presentations. A few keynotes have taken
on a certain life of their own, in part, perhaps, for the controversial or
provocative positions they have taken. Two of the most popular downloads in
recent years are available here as Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) files, along with
Lucy's oft-repeated and always well-received workshop on collaborative
what emerged as a complementary follow-up to the TOOLS presentation on UML
and UP (below), this keynote turns the spotlight on the emerging
lightweight or agile methods, weighing them in the balance and finding
them also wanting when it comes to user interface design and usability.
[Get .PDF file, about 3.2MB.]
This outlines the issues and proposes specific solutions to the
inadequacies of the unified notation and process. Coming at TOOLS
(Techniques of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems), one of the bastions
of the old-guard in object-orientation, and presented opposite
presentations by dedicated UML/UP advocates, the speech stirred more than
a little discussion and debate. The debate continues.
[More details...] [Get
.PDF file, about 1.4MB.]
have found this bullet-point review of the basic features of collaborative
usability inspections (CUIs) a useful introduction to this economical
approach to improving usability. The CUI technique offers an alternative
to usability testing that can find more defects faster.
[Get .PDF file, about 1MB.]
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