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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.

Usability Testing Leads to Stronger Designs and Better Products

Designing a new product? Usability testing helps you address problems early, with the least impact on your budget and schedule.

UX, Usability Testing, product design

Exploring Simulators and Emulators for Embedded Development

In part 7 of our Qt Developer's Bag of Tricks series we look at some popular virtualization products.

Qt, development tools, virtualization

4 UX Design Best Practices to Keep Your Team on Track

Following these best practices will ensure your user experience design and development process is focused and effective. 

UX, design leadership, best practices

What's New in the Qt Ecosystem

From new releases to industry events, here's a look at what's happened in 2017 relevant to the Qt framework.

Qt, Qt Creator

Ruin a Hacker's Day by Securing Your Application Layer

Is your application vulnerable to hackers? Here’s how to limit your exposure.

web, cybersecurity, security

6 Embedded Tools You Should Know

Use these tools to develop for, or communicate with, an embedded system.

Qt, Embedded, development tools

Explore Memory and Resource Leak Detection Tools

Do memory and resource leaks keep you up at night? Here are helpful tools for finding pesky leaks.

Qt, development tools, leaks

In UX Design, Quality Hinges on Effective Micro-Decision Making

Do you have stellar designs that don’t translate into stellar implementations? Here’s the remedy.

 

UX, design leadership

A Look at Static Analysis Tools

Static analysis is increasingly used to develop safety-critical software, such as medical, nuclear and aviation systems. 

Qt, development tools, static analysis

What's New in Qt 5.10?

The WebGL Streaming Plugin in Qt 5.10 is a new Qt back end that uses WebGL for rendering. 

Qt, WebGL plugin, 3D rendering

Qt World Summit 2017 Wrap Up

The Qt community continues to grow, as does the number of commercially available products built with Qt.

Qt, Qt World Summit, UX Design

Mixed Reality is Transforming the Online Shopping Experience

In the near future, 2D websites will transform into vivid 3D experiences — turning online shopping into a whole new ballgame.

VR, online shopping

A Look at Tracing Tools

Tracing can be an effective debugging technique that doesn't require as much effort as using a debugger. 

Qt, development tools

Want Your UX Design Project to Succeed? Include Stakeholders in the Process

Despite tight budgets and short deadlines, taking time to sketch helps stakeholders make informed decisions.

 

UX, design leadership

Investing in UX Design Can Drive the Success of Your Next Project

 A commitment to UX design from the outset can be the difference between a project’s success or failure.

ROI of UX Design, UX, UX Design

Building an IoT Device? Address Security from the Start

Better protect your customers and gain a competitive advantage by focusing on security early in the development process.

IoT, cybersecurity, connected device

Performance Profiling Tools

Continuing our series on useful development tools, this time looking at applications for performance profiling.

Qt, profiling development tools

Are Your IoT Devices Putting Your Business or Your Customers at Risk?

Connected devices are mainstream and omnipresent. Still, they're risky. See just how risky.

IoT, Embedded, cybersecurity

How to Choose Between Realities for the Best Immersive Experience

Looking to create an interactive game? Here's an overview of VR, AR and large-format touchscreen experiences.  

AR, VR, touchscreen

Indispensable Debugging Tools

In this ongoing series, we'll share some of the of tools our team finds indispensable for development, testing and debugging.

Qt, debugger, development tools

How Attractive User Experiences Deliver Unexpected Payoffs

Humans are driven by what they find attractive. That’s why product development teams should prioritize appealing UX.

 

 

UX, UI

Raspberry Pi News Roundup

Stay up-to-date on developments relevant to the Raspberry Pi community.

Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Zero W, Qt

Creating QML Controls From Scratch: Implementing a ScrollBar

In this installment you'll learn how to create a ScrollBar, which differs significantly from the other controls we've highlighted.

QML, Qt, controls

In the Age of the Bot, Are Humans Obsolete?

More customer interactions are taking place with bots instead of people. Here's a look at the tech that makes this possible.

API, chatbot

ICS Recommends Qt Commercial Licensing

While open source may appear to be more cost-effective, that may not be the case. Here’s why fee beats free.

 

Qt, licensing

Text to Speech: A Look at the Qt Speech Module

Have a situation where a person can't use a touchscreen, mouse or keyboard but needs to communicate? Try the Qt Speech module. 

Qt, Speech Recognition

How the IoT and a Focus on UX are Leading a Medical Device Revolution

To be transformational, IoT medical and health-centric devices must deliver an intuitive and compelling user experience.

IoT, medical device, UX

Creating QML Controls From Scratch: Slider

In part 4 of our series, we walk you through implementation of a slider. Take a look.

QML, Qt, controls