60min: UI Development – A Tale of Two Peoples: Designers and Developers
A passion to implement design specifications to each and every pixel is not common amongst developers. Precisely because classic software developers are more eager on developing complex algorithms, optimizing databases and other exiting topics. In contrast, implementing a user interface seems a trivial and boring task – sometimes even demeaning!
In most cases, the right questions at the right time decide over success or failure of a project. My session will give insights into proved and tested processes for successful UI projects. Additionally, I promote a better understanding of the need for very close collaboration between developers and designers. The goal is to encourage the developers to discuss questions with designers instead of simply implementing the next best solution.
A button here, a label there and the UI is done. Drag and drop editors make it possible. The result proves to be the opposite in almost every case, however.
Ever since the emergence of QML, Qt meets the requirements for developing pixel perfect custom UIs with ease. It is not only a question of programming skills, though. To collaborate efficiently, designers and developers need to speak the same language. Otherwise it is almost impossible to implement a UI true to the vision the designer created. In my session, I want to reduce reservations between the two “peoples” designers and developers and encourage the mutual understanding.
In most cases, the right questions at the right time decide over success or failure of a project. I will show examples of common misunderstandings and explain how to guide a UI project with the right handover materials to success.
Start time: 14:15
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