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When building an application, when is the most important time to consider the User Experience?

Survey period: 26 Sep 2022 to 3 Oct 2022

They are the ones we write code for, right?

OptionVotes% 
At the same time we start thinking about the project itself31542.51
While planning what functionality to include15420.78
Before I write a line of code334.45
When implementing core business logic152.02
When planning and/or building the user interface12216.46
When polishing the application60.81
During testing30.40
After it's been released and we have real world data50.67
Other8811.88



 
GeneralI think about user interface through all phases of a project Pin
obermd29-Sep-22 5:28
obermd29-Sep-22 5:28 
GeneralThe very first question is -- who is this for? Pin
James Curran27-Sep-22 9:33
James Curran27-Sep-22 9:33 
GeneralWhen you design the user interface Pin
Juan Pablo Reyes Altamirano27-Sep-22 7:41
Juan Pablo Reyes Altamirano27-Sep-22 7:41 
Generalwhile designing the application Pin
BryanFazekas27-Sep-22 2:31
BryanFazekas27-Sep-22 2:31 
GeneralSubtleties Pin
BernardIE531727-Sep-22 1:24
BernardIE531727-Sep-22 1:24 
Generalwhat are you making if not for a user? Pin
maze327-Sep-22 0:06
professionalmaze327-Sep-22 0:06 
GeneralRe: what are you making if not for a user? Pin
Cpichols27-Sep-22 2:32
Cpichols27-Sep-22 2:32 
GeneralRe: what are you making if not for a user? Pin
den2k8828-Sep-22 22:24
professionalden2k8828-Sep-22 22:24 
GeneralBefore, During and After PinPopular
Edward Aymami26-Sep-22 10:23
Edward Aymami26-Sep-22 10:23 
GeneralBest is functionality and UI design at first Pin
KarstenK26-Sep-22 8:57
mveKarstenK26-Sep-22 8:57 
GeneralRe: Best is functionality and UI design at first Pin
trønderen26-Sep-22 10:01
trønderen26-Sep-22 10:01 
GeneralRe: Best is functionality and UI design at first Pin
Kate-X25726-Sep-22 22:37
Kate-X25726-Sep-22 22:37 
GeneralRe: Best is functionality and UI design at first Pin
trønderen27-Sep-22 9:23
trønderen27-Sep-22 9:23 
When used in the proper manner, even the waterfall model is agile. When I hear agile evangelists telling what waterfall was, it appears like a nightmare, a horror cabinet, that is just as scary to me (who grew up with waterfall) as it is to the agilers.

I never saw any waterfall with any trace of resemblance to the horrors we today learn that it represented. When it was the standard approach, it was essentially a rough framework of "Thinking before doing". Define the goals, both intermediate and final goals. Do first things first.

The way you describe it, you are taking the first steps back towards waterfall approach: Decide what you want to do before doing it. First things first. I see more and more of that as people gradually dare to stop and think what pure agility thinking has lead to. Nowadays, it is proper to say that you first sit down with the users to ask them what they want and need, before setting up the code framework - as long as you call it 'agile'. Even the slightest mention of waterfall ideas, as I do here, makes any modern developer stall and frown. (I have got my asbestos suit ready Smile | :) ).

We just have to find another term, with no reference to waterfall, to describe a revised methodology. To keep the 'pure agility' evangelists happy, it should make clear references to agile(*), such as 'Structured Agile Development, SAD. I would think that your step-by-step think-and-then-do style would fit well into such a SAD style.

(*) Just like every networking textbook in the 1980s described the 'layered' structure of the TCP/IP stack - it breaks every single principle of proper layering, but 'layered' was included in the descriptions to make academics love it, even in Europe.
GeneralRe: Best is functionality and UI design at first Pin
Kate-X25723-Dec-22 0:45
Kate-X25723-Dec-22 0:45 
GeneralAt the time of design* Pin
den2k8826-Sep-22 0:21
professionalden2k8826-Sep-22 0:21 
GeneralOther - Who cares about user experience? Pin
CPallini25-Sep-22 21:29
mveCPallini25-Sep-22 21:29 
GeneralRe: Other - Who cares about user experience? Pin
Johnny J.26-Sep-22 4:13
professionalJohnny J.26-Sep-22 4:13 
GeneralRe: Other - Who cares about user experience? Pin
dbrenth26-Sep-22 7:00
dbrenth26-Sep-22 7:00 
GeneralRe: Other - Who cares about user experience? Pin
Peter Adam26-Sep-22 21:59
professionalPeter Adam26-Sep-22 21:59 
GeneralRe: Other - Who cares about user experience? Pin
Sammuel Miranda27-Sep-22 5:59
professionalSammuel Miranda27-Sep-22 5:59 

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