The area of Research and Development (R&D) in software, web and user interface engineering is making quite a statement in many large and small scale organizations lately. With such a vast amount of data and web service APIs available to developers, coupled with a huge demand for multiple systems integrating seamlessly across several platforms and devices, it should come as no surprise that companies are creating "Labs" departments left and right to create the "next big thing."
In order to cultivate innovative products and services, designers and developers need to research, ideate, and collaborate to develop creative approaches to current products or services, or even fill voids for users for products or services that have not been created. Developers need to quickly build out prototypes of these ideas in order to not only implement the ideas and prove the value of the concept, but to also provide new products and/or services for the business itself (and keep the R&D department alive!).
From My Presentation, You Will Learn...
What rapid prototyping is and why it is important.
Tips on baking in ideas like performance, scalability, and maintenance into the prototypes and why you should avoid them.
How to utilize a single codebase for usage across various devices and platforms including the desktop browser, the mobile browser and mobility products (e.g. Ipad).