Steven J Webster

May 2010

May 19, 2010

Further Forrester Thoughts: Business Analysts versus UX Designers

I think my position of “user-centered methods belong to user-experience designers” is the crossing of the chasm, while “business analysts should embrace user-centered design methods” is a tactic to be employed while we are in the belly of the whale.

May 12, 2010

XOA Traits: Coarse-Grained Experience Components

XOA suggests that service granularity, and the services themselves, emerge from the needs of a presentation tier component, of an “experience”. Rather than hypothesize on the services we might want to expose we allow the user-experience of the application consuming the services to dictate the service

May 10, 2010

Experience Oriented Architecture (XOA) – Addressing the Failures of SOA

..the contentious position I wanted to take amongst a SOA audience, was that focussing on the SOA challenges like governance, fine grained versus coarse grained services, OASIS specifications and service bus approaches was fine and well, but it was missing the most important consideration in software development — that all of our efforts are in service of an end user, and that we must put them in the center of our approach.