Newsletter May 2014

ICS May Newsletter

Save the Dates

Qt Developer Days 2014 — San Francisco
November 3-5
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

ICS, KDAB and Digia will once again be hosting the Premier Qt Event of the Year in North America. Save the dates so you'll be able to join us as we bring together the Qt community for training, talks, hands-on sessions, networking and more. Learn both what's new in Qt and advanced tips for developing with Qt. We anticipate this year's event to be the biggest and best yet!

In Europe?  Don't miss Qt Developer Days Berlin, Oct 6-8 at the Berlin Congress Centre. 

Upcoming Events

UXPA Boston — May 15
Sheraton Boston Hotel

ICS is sponsoring the 13th Annual UXPA Boston User Experience Conference on May 15. UXPA is an educational forum for UX professionals to come together to discuss critical topics in usability and user-centered design for varied devices with practitioners, students and experts in the field.

In addition, ICS's Dorothy Shamonsky, Ph.D., will be presenting a talk — Touch Gestures on Large Displays: The Pleasure and the Pain. If you're in the Boston area, we hope to see you there!

Coming Soon

More Real Beauty in Real Time Embedded Workshops
Additional Dates and Cities in the US and Canada in the Works 

We are currently planning more dates for summer and fall for our popular "Creating Modern User Experiences with QNX and Qt" hands-on workshops. If you are interested let us know which of these cities works best for you, or nominate a different city

Atlanta, GA Los Angeles, CA
Austin, TX New York, NY
Bellevue, WA Research Triangle Park, NC
Boston, MA Toronto, ON
Chicago, IL Washington, DC
Dallas, TX  

Check Out Our Qt & UX Design Blogs

This Week in Qt

Stay current with This Week in Qt an original weekly blog published by the ICS engineering team. This blog quickly highlights all things Qt for developers short on time. 

ICS Insights

Written by ICS's engineers and our UX team, the most recent blog posts are: 

 What's One Extra Click? The Cost of Ignoring the User Experience
Is there a business cost to ignoring the user experience?  In this blog post, we explore how companies that ignore UX can feel the business impact. 

• Building QtWebEngine
What is QtWebEngine? In this blog post, we offer a short tutorial describing how to build the current version of QtWebEngine on a Linux desktop system, so you can run some example applications and look at the features and API. 

• Seeing Red - Why Red Is a Good Contrasting Color for an Effective User Experience
In this article, we explore the color red and its use in user experience design. Research reveals interesting human behavior when people are exposed to the color red and how this translates to design in positive ways, so you don't leave your end user seeing red. 

• The BeagleBone Black - A Low-Cost Embedded Platform, Part 3
In part one of this series we introduced the BeagleBone Black, a low-cost embedded computer platform that supports Qt. In part two, we looked at how to get Qt 4 up and running on this platform. In this installment, we will look at how to get the latest release of Qt, Qt 5, running on the BeagleBone Black.

• Color Theory and the User Experience
Color theory is often referenced when creating or viewing traditional works of art. Can color theory help create a more meaningful user experience? In this blog post, we explore color and its impact on human response and behavior, in particular in user experience design.


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