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ICS provides custom software design and development services that speed the delivery of embedded and mobile applications with world-class user experiences.
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posted by Dorothy Shamonsky I’m an advocate of UX + Agile but it has led to some “can’t-see-the-work-for-the-methodology” blindness. People are wrapped-up in doggedly following the mechanics of the methodology and lose sight of essential common sense about how best to get the work done that initially inspired the creation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at ICS Insight
posted by Dorothy Shamonsky A physical demonstration of a touch enabled coverflow drag on an ICS kiosk. With the popularity of smart phones and tablets, touch gesture expertise is mostly focused on small screen sizes. Large touch screens are much less common and present a unique set of problems that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at ICS Insight
posted by Jeff LeBlanc Join me for a UX webinar—Introduction to UX Design for Engineers—on March 21 at 1:00 EDT. Space is limited, so register here today. So, read any good books lately? Seen any good movies recently? Design any cool interfaces this year? You may not think about it,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at ICS Insight
posted by Dorothy Shamonsky At Integrated Computer Solutions [ICS], we are proud of the many projects we develop and although we would like to display all of them, often we are restricted due to confidentiality clauses or because they run on specialized hardware. So recently we decided to create a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at ICS Insight
posted by Jeff Tranter One sometimes needs to store information in a temporary location. POSIX compliant platforms like Linux provide the tmpfile() library function to create a unique temporary file that is automatically deleted when it is closed or the program terminates. Qt provides an abstraction of this with the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at ICS Insight
posted by Jeff LeBlanc I hope everyone is enjoying the New Year so far. Our winter wonderland here in New England is underway -- the seasons seem to move quickly and although winter has its finer points… the warmer weather will be welcomed when it arrives. The last couple of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at ICS Insight
To kick us off, Jeff LeBlanc, Senior Qt Consultant and UX Engineer, talks about his unique perspective onUser Experience design coming from a background in engineering. posted by Jeff LeBlanc So, what makes this blog different from all the other UX blogs out there? Good question, and it's one I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Raspberry Pi
posted by Jeff LeBlanc Update >> Missed the live webinar? No worries, you can watch the recording online on our site by clicking the image to the left. Hi folks, sorry about the late posting. Between 4th of July craziness, and prepping for our big “ICS UX Webinar: Developing for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Raspberry Pi
Dorothy Shamonsky, Ph.D., leads UX R&D at ICS. She brings skills from traditional design practices, and experience in UX design/build research environments. posted by Dorothy Shamonsky I’m fascinated by the challenge of team collaboration, both within a UX team and between UX designers and engineers. To be sure, you need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Raspberry Pi
To see what new UX projects ICS has been working on, come by our booth at DESIGN East September 18 and 19 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. posted by Dorothy Shamonsky At ICS, we’ve cultivated a cross-disciplinary UX team. To be more specific, everyone has UX skills of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Raspberry Pi
As part of the initiative to put Qt 5 on Raspberry Pi, ICS gave away over 70 Raspberry Pi boards to interested developers at Qt Developer Days last week. If you were one of the lucky winners, be on the lookout over the next few days for an email from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Raspberry Pi
Be sure to stop by the ICS stand at Qt Developer Days this week for a chance to win a Raspberry Pi. We'll be giving away 50 boards over the course of the conference! Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Raspberry Pi
Here's a video of my colleague, Roland Krause, demonstrating Qt 5 + Raspberry Pi at Qt Dev Days in Munich. Stop by our booth in San Francisco next week to see it first hand...and for your chance to win one of your very own! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Raspberry Pi
Good talking to you all at Qt Dev Days Munich. We captured some of our Raspberry Pi thoughts in a podcast posted here: We'll be at Dev Days in San Francisco beginning Nov 29 - hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Raspberry Pi
About three weeks ago, Nokia arranged for ICS to gain access to the Raspberry Pi ( board so that we could help with an exploratory open source effort to get Qt working on this platform. That is how I got my chance to hack some code for this amazing board. The idea was to get a bleeding edge version of Qt 5 to run and to experience first hand hardware accelerated QScenegraph based QML. And indeed bleeding edge it is - but also blazing fast... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Raspberry Pi
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