A designer working with a developer, and vice versa, is a great idea to speed up the website creation process, and it can also often times yield better final results for the project. Working together can let each professional focus on what they are best at, and what they also prefer to do - meaning both parties will enjoy the project a lot more.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on September 22, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
Day 2 of the Verizon Developer Community Conference 2010 offered a deep dive into ares such as open source hardware, network APIs and more. RWH sat down with developers attending and gathered feedback that other mobile app developers will appreciate and hopefully apply in their own endeavors.
Recommended by elsterama on August 5, 2010 via UX Booth
Prototyping is key to any successful design. Paper prototyping is usually the first step, but does it fit into a world where mobile devices are king? Yes, but not using the conventional method. Combine the physicality of the device and the power of paper prototyping and you have a solution that’s fit for the new era of computing.Continue
The goal of software, be it web, mobile or desktop applications, is to help achieve business goals. However, without achieving people's goals, and with that the ones of software users, it is very unlikely that the business will achieve its own goals. This is why software projects should start with design, not programming. User centric design, that is, where accent is on understanding users and especially their activities. Not to diminish the value of other aspects, the quality of user experience is the most important.Continue
The importance of wireframing and prototyping in designing process is more than significant. These tools enable you to explore different ideas and test them before proceeding with next stages in the process. FlairBuilder, a tool for wireframing and prototyping can ease the job of creating interactive, testable prototypes. You have the chance to win a free license of FlairBuilder, thanks to its creator, Cristian Pascu.