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The focus on Usability in Agile development: A case study examining Design principles effect on Usability in Agile development.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines how Design principles affect the view of Usability in Agile development. This case study has been conducted together with Uppsala Municipality’s Development department. The Design principles from Användningsforum and Government Digital Service are studied together with Agile development strategy to determine the influence on Usability. This is an empirical inductive study where data is collected and analyzed so that a theory may be presented. The thesis is based on qualitative data gathered from Uppsala Municipality’s development project and focus on the experience and attitude of the developers in the department. Data is collected through interviews and observations of the team members. Data is analyzed with Grounded theory approach. From the results it is concluded that the Design principles influence members of the department's awareness and focus on Usability when work with Agile development project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 70 p.
Keyword [en]
Design principles, Användningsforum, Government Digital Service, Agile development, Scrum, Usability, Accessibility, User Experience, E- government.
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265511OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-265511DiVA: diva2:866048
Subject / course
Computer Systems Sciences
Educational program
Master programme in Information Systems
Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-10-30 Last updated: 2015-11-17Bibliographically approved

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