Extreme Programming vs. Interaction Design

Interview in Fawcette Technical Publications with Kent Beck and Alan Cooper.

When two development design visionaries meet, there's room for consensus—but not much.

Kent Beck is known as the father of "extreme programming ," a process created to help developers design and build software that effectively meets user expectations. Alan Cooper is the prime proponent of interaction design , a process with similar goals but different methodology. We brought these two visionaries together to compare philosophies, looking for points of consensus—and points of irreconcilable difference.