ICS Insight Blog

Informed Opinions and Industry Insight on Tech, UX and Product Development

Connecting tech leaders with insight to move the needle, and developers and designers with inspiration to build really cool touchscreen-driven stuff people will love.

IoT, Ethics and Natural Interactions Transforming UX Design

A world saturated with computer-enabled things badly needs good UX design. 


GPIO Programming: Using the sysfs Interface

Here's a look at basic GPIO control using the sysfs interface provided by the Linux kernel.

embedded systems

Explore Hardware Capabilities of Raspberry Pi's GPIO Interface

In Part 2 of our series, we look at the hardware capabilities of the Raspberry Pi's GPIO interface.

Raspberry Pi, embedded systems

An Introduction to GPIO Programming

Here's what you need to know to get started with GIPO, a key component of many embedded systems.

embedded systems, Qt

Why Do Software Projects Fail?

A follow-up to our webinar on lessons learned from 500+ successful development projects.

Software Development, UX Design

Use Your Words: Voice Tech Enriches Board Games

Voice technology is changing the way people play games.

gamification, Voice Recognition, alexa

Avoid Pitfalls When Developing a Qt Model-View-Delegate Project

Feel the power of the framework with this app that downloads mp3 files from the web.

Qt, QML, Qt Quick

Exploring Model-View Design With Qt Quick

Qt’s model-view-delegate framework is an excellent solution for displaying dynamic data.

Qt, QML, Qt Quick

UX Writing Skills Now Vital for Designers

Employers today expect UX designers to bring multiple skills to their roles, including copywriting.

UX Design, UX design team

Tips for Creating Voice User Interfaces

Our Introduction to Voice Design webinar brought up some interesting questions. Here are the answers.

UX Design, voice assistant

Growing Influence of UX is Reshaping Medical Device Development

Medtech manufacturers are increasingly embracing UX design as a way to create safer, more intuitive products.

UX Design, medical device

An Introduction to the Qt Installer Framework

As the first interaction a user will have with your desktop application, the installer should be welcoming. Is yours?


From Pilots to Passengers: The UX of Self-Driving Cars

ICS is working toward our inevitable self-driving future.

automotive IVI

4 Tips to Make Yocto Easier to Use

Surefire tips to make Yocto less intimidating for newbies and seasoned users alike.


What Is a Qt Creator Wizard?

Here's a look at Qt Creator wizards, including helpful tips for preparing to write them.


A Look at Handling CBOR Data in Qt 5.12

With Qt support you don't have to write your own CBOR data encoders and decoders.


Powerful Voice Integration for Connected-Car Solutions

Voice has always been recognized as an ideal way for a driver to interact with an auto because it reduces driver distraction.

Qt, voice assistant, automotive IVI

Beyond the Fitbit: The Changing Landscape of Medical Wearables

The global market for wearable medical and health-related devices is expected to reach nearly $19.5 billion in 2021.


How to Display Dates Using QDate

Writing an application with Qt? Here's an easy way to represent dates.


A Recipe for a Tasty Interactive Game

We built a cool interactive trade show game. Here's how we did it.

interactive games

Exploring Ethics in UX Design

What can designers learn about ethics from the field of architecture?


Are You Investing in UX? Here’s Why You Should

It makes financial sense to champion UX design in your product development efforts.

UX Design, product development

Focus on Usability Can Limit Medical Device Recalls

Usability should be a top priority for medical devices. Yet devices with poor usability still find their way to market.

UX Design, Usability

Tune Up Your C++ Knowledge with These Tips

Modern C++ leads to code that's easier to understand, easier to maintain and better performing.

C++, Qt

Do You Need a UX Strategy?

To reap the benefits of UX design, including increased ROI, enhanced productivity and reduced development risk, you need a cogent strategy.

ROI of UX Design, UX

How Healthy is the Qt Ecosystem?

Here's a look at the Qt ecosystem and some of the significant events and milestones from 2018.


5 Rules for Creating Crowd-Pleasing Interactive Games

Here's how to turn fun game-play into a messenger for your brand.

gamification, web

Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables

The market for wearable tech is booming and users are looking for devices both helpful and easy to use. UX designers must rise to the challenge.

UX Design, Innovation