Agile UX: challenges, successes and barriers to improvement

in Special Issue   Posted on April 29, 2021 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 12 Nov 2021
Journal Impact Factor : 2.726
Journal Name : Information and Software Technology
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Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/information-and-software-technology/call-for-papers/agile-ux-challenges-successes-and-barriers-to-improvement
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/information-and-software-technology

Special Issue Call for Papers:

This special issue is focused on the integration of Agile and UX, on how to design a good UX in an Agile context with users and stakeholders using a structured process or framework.

The Agile Manifesto does not explicitly mention the user and agile methods are not clear on their role. For example, XP talks about users in passing, and Scrum just makes reference to Human-Computer Interaction at one point. But involving stakeholders throughout development is implicit in the agile principles and engaging users at the right times is entirely appropriate.

Some argue that outdated thinking about what both Agile and UX are holds us back. Some are stuck in 2001 when the term Agile was first conceived, and when UX practices were less mature. These were Agile UX early years. We have learned so much in the last two decades, and we now know how to do it better. This special issue will pull together recent advances in research and practice in order to disseminate what has been learned. Thus, this is what this Special Issue stands for:

  • Submissions must be useful for practice and practitioners.
  • Focus on empirical submissions and experiments from the real world.
  • Survey studies / literature reviews that provide a synthesis and comprehensive review of the development of one particular area of interest.
  • Models, frameworks and best practices that are proven in real world applications.

Submissions can be made, but not limited to, on the following topics:

  • How to conduct continuous research
  • How to manage Agile UX
  • Integrating agile values in Agile UX
  • How to organize processes and practices
  • UX Debt: what is it and how to manage it
  • UX metrics for DevOps/DesignOps
  • The impacts of Agile UX ROI
  • The role of artifacts and technologies
  • Artifact-facilitated communication
  • How to take advantage of the social and people aspects – Agile UX Teams
  • How to elicit and manage User Requirements
  • How to carry out Usability/UX Testing and Evaluation
  • Agile UX around the world

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 12th November 2021

Author Notification: 90 days (3 months)

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should follow the journal submission guidelines, including maximum length requirements and having a structured abstract. The guidelines for authors can be found at:

https://www.elsevier.com/journals/information-and-software-technology/0950-5849/guide-for-authors

All manuscripts submission and review will be handled through the Editorial Manager system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/infsof/Default.aspx. When submitting, please select the following article type from the special issues: “VSI:AgileUX”.

Guest editors

Tiago Silva da Silva, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

Eva-Maria Schön, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Germany

Andreas Hinderks, University of Seville, Spain

Helen Sharp, The Open University, UK

Jörg Thomaschewski, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany

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