Articles by Desirée Sy

Desirée Sy has been crafting useful
and enjoyable user experiences for
over 16 years, the last 11 of them at
Autodesk (formerly Alias). Customers
and trade reviewers have described the
user interfaces she’s designed as both
innovative and a pleasure to use. She
has presented and taught on topics, such as Agile usercentered
design, gathering good usability data,
usability investigations for open-ended tasks, and lowcost
usability investigations at UPA and ACM SIGDOC.

Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile User-Centered Design

Abstract When our company chose to adopt an Agile development process for new products, our User Experience Team took the opportunity to adjust, and consequently improve, our user-centered design (UCD) practices. Our interface design work required data from contextual investigations to guide rapid iterations of prototypes, validated by formative usability testing. This meant that we […] [Read More]