Heurists of the World Unite! Merging Agile Methods in Software and Interaction Design


and learning from each other. The goal is not merely to justify ourselves and our work, but to advance the state of knowledge. Working towards an integrated community of discourse among heurists in industry, research, and education will help us toward both ends.




The authors would like to thank Steve Sawyer, Jack Carroll, and Scott Ambler for their comments on an earlier draft of this paper. They would also like to thank Arun Batchu, Robert Biddle, Fred George, Kyle Larson, Scott McCrickard, Mary Beth Rosson, and Laurie Williams for sharing their insight into methods.




About the Authors

Joshua B. Gross has spent ten years in the software development industry, as a software engineer, software architect, and project manager, working for Fortune 500 companies and startups. He holds an MS in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas. He is currently an independent consultant while he completes his PhD at Penn State.

John M. Daughtry III has been involved in software development since 2000. Currently, he is an Associate Research Engineer and PhD candidate at Penn State. He holds an MS in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State, and a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.

Jason Chong Lee is a PhD student at Virginia Tech exploring ways to integrate agile software development and usability engineering methodologies. He holds a BS from the University of Virginia, and is currently collaborating with Meridium, Inc. to research and develop agile usability methodologies.




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