Crossing the Great UX–Agile Divide

June 23, 2014

In 2002, interaction design pioneer Alan Cooper debated Kent Beck, creator of the Extreme Programming (XP) variant of agile, about the differences between their respective approaches to building software. Unfortunately, their disagreements were strong and by the end, they had found precious little common ground.

Twelve years later, the war rages on. Every year, the UX community musters more articles, interviews, conference workshops, and panel discussions in an effort to resolve the seemingly unresolvable challenge of integrating UX into an agile process. Now more than ever, it’s important to step back from the growing body of tips, strategies and best practices, and ask why this conflict exists in the first place.

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By Mike Bulajewski


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