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Software meets UX – at the DWX 2017

When one of the largest developer conferences in Europe opens its doors, the list of participants wouldn't be complete without UID: We will contribute to this year's DWX in Nuremberg, which takes place from June 26 to 28, 2017, with two presentations. In addition, as exhibitors at the accompanying trade fair, we will present current software projects at the interface between UX and design.

UID's stand at the DWX: NCC Ost, Ebene 2, Stand 25 (NCC East, level 2, stand 25)

As a user experience expert, UID developsuser-friendly UI designs and brings them to life. Based on selected customerprojects, we will demonstrate at the DWX what holistic software solutions,combining technology, design and user experience, look like. From roboticmowers (VIKING) to a sizing tool for train drives (WITTENSTEIN alpha) all theway to an interactive communication platform for the manufacturing industry(Bosch Rexroth) – at the UID stand, our software engineers will provideinsights into their work and will be happy to answer your questions.

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UID featuringBeståbooth

Meet Beståbooth – a photo booth in an Ikeacabinet! It is an entertaining proof of our software experts' creativity. TheKinect-based photo booth not only preserves memories on photographic paper, italso shares them on Twitter. The highlight: Beståbooth recognizes users fromthe distance and attracts them using acoustic and visual signals. As soon asthe user has reached the perfect distance, the automatic release is activated.

Behold: presentations on responsive interfaces

This year, UID contributes to the DWX with twopresentations on responsive design. Especially for software developers,responsive design is a considerable challenge in their daily work: What does itneed to develop responsive interfaces that look good on any device and offerthe user the best possible user experience? What is the best way to get togrips with the numerous variants in software architecture? And: What optionsare there for testing – as efficiently and effectively as possible – whetherresponsive applications really look good with any resolution? Daniel Kersting, Senior Software Engineerwith UID, will outline answers to these questions in two presentations: AtomicDesign and UID Smoke Testing.

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Atomic Design

Tuesday, June 26, 2017, 9 to 10 am, room Stockholm

Atomic design is a method used by designers and developers to break a user interface up into individual large and small building blocks. Developers can define break points and eventually the responsive conduct on all levels as needed – from atoms at the lowest up to templates on the highest level. Daniel Kersting's presentation will explain how the software architecture of an atomic design project should be composed in order to fully tap the potential of this method in practice. Using an Angular-2 example, he will explain how the reusability, maintenance and expandability of code can be increased by using a software architecture that follows the principles of atomic design.

UI Smoke Testing

Tuesday, June 26, 2017, 6:15 to 7:15 pm, room Stockholm

When testing responsive applications in various resolutions, very often you spend more time adjusting the browser window than actually optimizing. UID's software engineers have developed a procedure that allows for automated UI smoke tests for responsive applications. The method is based on a very pragmatic approach that makes it possible to quickly compare screenshots with reference screenshots, combining Jenkins, the framework for automated testing, with "Selenium" and Cucumber. The best-practice presentation will give insights into how software developers make testing easier and save valuable time while ensuring that no resolution is forgotten during the tests.

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