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Tuesday, May 8 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
How Do Software Architects Find the Way to User Experience? With Google Maps!

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A successful software system requires both, a strong software architecture and a great user experience (UX). Although it is a quality attribute, UX is surprisingly often neglected by software architects. The characters of people working as UX designers and software architects are often very different, as well as their educational background. Thus, they often don’t understand each other very well and also avoid overly busy communication. This further results in lack of respect for the others’ profession and contribution to the overall success of a software system.

In this talk, using Google Maps as an example, we show many architectural decisions necessary to achieve an excellent UX, as it is expected from Google: Google-like simplicity, a large number of powerful features, and Google-like integration of all kind of helpful services. We aim to increase the mutual understanding between architects and user experience designers. By providing concrete guidelines and best practices, we encourage concrete and intensified collaboration in order to build excellent software systems.

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Matthias Naab

Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)
Matthias Naab is a software architect at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and heads the department for architecture-centric engineering. He is responsible for the development of architecture methods and consulting projects... Read More →
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Marcus Trapp

Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)
Marcus Trapp is software engineer of passion. He is heading the User Experience and Requirements Engineering (UXR) department at Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE). In keeping with his motto “software is no end in itself; it always supports or enables... Read More →

Tuesday May 8, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Prairie B Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park