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Chapter 10. Showcase Projects > The Value of a Showcase Project

The Value of a Showcase Project

The Setup phase of institutionalization integrates a user-centered methodology with the existing development process and plans the handoffs and communication requirements. Setup requires the creation of a training program, deliverable document templates, tools, and standards. The showcase project is the culmination of this phase. No matter how much diligent work has been completed, this plan is likely to encounter some problems because this is the first time the usability plans, procedures, deliverables, methodology, and infrastructure are being used on a large critical project. The usability team is likely to find problems and deficits, so the showcase becomes a chance to refine the products of the Setup phase and demonstrate the ability of the usability team to work together with the development team.

The value of a showcase project is demonstrating that user-centered design is possible in the development environment and that usability engineering has a real business impact. More developers now have experience with user-centered design, but there often seems to be skepticism that usability engineering can work in “this” organization. Developers may suspect that management will not let it work. The showcase project is an opportunity for the management team to demonstrate that they support the user-centered process and rely on systematic and scientific design.


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