Chaz  Homenick

Chaz Homenick


Designing Software From the Outside In: Putting Visuals First

As a younger design engineer, I once heard, “if you can’t picture it, you don’t understand it”, which forever changed my approach to software development. It’s somewhat of a double-edged sword, however, as it’s crucial to encapsulate not only the vision or process within an application but also a UI that’s intuitive and not limited or constrained by that vision. And then when you add in today’s rapidly developing and changing software-centric environment - along with the complexities of tools such as web interfaces, mobile applications, and cybersecurity - graphical representations of problems and solutions become much more complicated but, at the same time, also a necessity.

Without these representations, the whole process often leads to a UI/UX that probably won’t meet preconceived expectations, which can also be due to a lack of effective communication or imagination when gathering the requirements. What I’ve learned is that it’s vital to flesh out and refine the requirements into only the pure, necessary interactions.

This is where pictorial representations of the operational requirements come into play. They are made to clarify the scope and scale of any problem to be solved. Being able to see how they align to requirements allows stakeholders to clearly and accurately explain goals and objectives to the rest of their team and ensures everyone is on the same page. When approaching projects in this way, I’ve experienced a surge of constructive interaction, which helps point out any misrepresentations to form a cohesive user experience.

Storyboarding: Going Beyond Agile

The biggest learning lesson is that we need to completely change our approach to software engineering lifecycle and go beyond agile methodology. This ensures that the vision and goals are understood before designing complex systems or data structures. To do that, we rely on storyboarding to prototype out the broad strokes of the overarching UI - focusing on workflow and data entry - resulting in a “back of the napkin” demo version of the completed app but lacking all functionality.

And due to the rapid nature of storyboarding, demos are often produced with a deliberate lack of cohesive UI design by varying layout and data input types throughout. By giving the end-user a larger swathe of potential design elements and structures, we can isolate what elements they prefer while also exploring ones they don’t.

From that horizontal slice, you can deep dive into one feature and implement a vertical slice of functionality within that prototype app. The combination of the broad (but shallow) UI with a (narrow but focused) implementation allows the user to experience how the app could look and function given that design.

Telehealth as a Use Case

This recently happened when working on a telehealth solution with the VA where we used two similar sections in the app to demonstrate the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of UI switches versus segmented controls. When we conducted a demo during an onsite mock simulation, we quickly discovered that UI elements (e.g. the buttons) had to be much larger, more widely spaced, and less prone to missed taps when moving around the hospital, versus sitting and testing it from a desk.

Had we not gone through this visual exercise, we wouldn’t have identified those elements that needed to be changed. Trying to make changes or incorporating requirements further down the road would’ve caused headaches, wasted resources, and delayed the launch of the app.

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Designing Software From the Outside In: Putting Visuals First

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Custom Software vs Off-the-shelf Software: How to select a better one for your business?

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For a business that wants to upgrade and modernize itself with the help of software, a common dilemma it is whether to go for custom-made software or opt for off-the-shelf software. You can find many top software development companies worldwide, but before that all, you should first decide the type of software –an off-the-shelf software or a custom one.
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Juned Ghanchi


Designing Mobile Apps using the latest UI Design Principles

The mobile technology world is growing at the speed of light, and the apps have become an integral part of our daily life. We can now see an influx of technology with tools that can help create mobile apps. All of them are becoming more accessible and hence people are getting on their first app making journeys. Since the mobile app industry is getting bigger and better than ever, businesses from all corners of the world are trying to develop mobile apps for their operations and marketing. Designing a mobile app for businesses is the first step, though. Company owners are in charge of the basic look and feel of the designed product. With a brilliant mobile app design, one can establish a relationship between app and user very well.

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Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr


Offshore Software Development - Best Practices

With the rise of globalization and the worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic, most of the work has been done by remote working processes and professionals from their homes. This lockdown has proved the efficiency of remote development and enhanced the trust in offshore software development industry.

To make the most out of the benefits of offshore software development, you should understand the crucial factors that affect offshore development. This is why you should read this guide for the best practices when hiring an offshore software development company. Despite the size and the industry of the business, offshore software development is not beneficial for every entrepreneur in many aspects to make the optimum use of talents in technology across the globe.

Here are some of the top reasons why offshore development is beneficial for your business.

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  • Assured high quality and next-generation technology expertise with duly NDA signed with respect to the priorities of the business.
  • With flexible recruitment models, you can hire the freelance developers, remote development team, or an entire offshore development company with respect to the size of your business.
  • Build high-end software applications from one corner of the world by hiring software developers across the world.
  • Get immediate access to the best resources without hiring them on a permanent basis.

To avail of all these benefits, you should have clear goals, a list of requirements, and features that are mandatory for your software product.

Here are a few tips to help you find the best offshore software development company. Build a top-notch software application by following the listed best practices.

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