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15. Agile UX: Use Cases, Stories & Scenarios

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What's in it for me?

Use cases and user stories are both vying for the affections of development teams even in Agile approaches. While user stories are more frequently mentioned in the Agile literature, use cases have an important contribution to make, particularly in getting the balance of design right - too much design up front is bad, but too little leads to unpleasant surprises and poor user experience.

In this webinar we'll be looking at the relative merits of use cases and user stories as well as the overall picture of how to deal with requirements effectively. You will learn how to adapt use cases to Agile working and how scenarios (in the user-centred design sense) can help ensure a good user experience.

Topics covered

  • Brief introduction to requirements
  • Use cases and use case diagrams
  • User stories and how they relate to use cases
  • Scenarios and story-telling in requirements
  • Sketches, storyboards and wireframes

Who should attend

Most of the Guerrilla UCD webinars are intended for a broad audience:

  • Software and web developers
  • Line and project managers
  • Usability, user experience and interaction design professionals

What's included

All Guerrilla UCD webinars are 90 minutes long and include audio/video recordings and a copy of the slides. Recordings will be available for download after the live session. All resources can be shared within your team.

If you are able to attend a live session, you will be able to ask questions using a chat facility. You can connect to the webinar over the internet, or in most countries use a local-dial phone number and follow the session using the slides. See About Guerrilla UCD for more details.

Special offers

See our special offers page for details of our 5-for-the price-of-4 discount and how to get free sessions by referring friends and colleagues..

Scenarios, Stories, Use Cases P Amazon US Amazon UK
Telling Stories: A Short Path to Writing Better Software Requirements E Amazon US Amazon UK
User Stories Applied E Amazon US Amazon UK

E = Essential, P = Practical
(see all GUCD-related books)


William Hudson is a User Experience Strategist who consults, writes and teaches in the fields of user-centred design, user experience and usability. He has over 45 years' experience in the development of interactive systems, initially with a background in software engineering. William was the product and user interface designer for the Emmy-award-winning "boujou"; now an indispensable tool in major film studios. He has specialized in interaction design and human-computer interaction since the late 1980's. William has written and taught courses that have been presented to hundreds of software and web developers, designers and managers in the UK, North America and Europe. He is the founder and principal consultant of Syntagm, a consultancy specializing in the design of interactive systems established in 1985.

William has presented papers, talks and tutorials at international conferences including CHI, UPA and Nielsen Norman Group Usability Week. He is the author of over 30 articles and papers, including the Interaction Design Encyclopedia entry on card sorting.

William has worked with a wide variety of clients, from startups to established multinationals (click here to see our client list). He is an Associate Lecturer in Computing at the Open University and has acted as an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School.