This one was a bit of a brain bender... In this project I didn't write any code at all. I was asked to try and define key developmental trends that might define the tenets for any number of new projects. In this great big world of ours there are a lot of opinions on this issue, so I read and I read, but in the end, I was left to come up with my own... Ohhh no! I had to think for myself and in this case I could not rely on the genius of Microsoft, MSDN, or any other resource I had come to rely on. Ok... Here it goes...
In order to understand long range technological impacts to the systems and products of the Future, we need to take a look at key industry and government transformations and architecture trends that are forming today. In the last decade, the requirements for applications and information interoperability, and more importantly, cross-domain information sharing have widened significantly. Technologically speaking, these changes have influenced a number of elements related to how these and related stakeholders are developing systems, applications, and information resources today. The following areas constitute some of the key transformational elements of modern solutions:
• Service-orientation (SOA)
• Human Factors Engineering
• Distributed, Parallel and Adaptive Information Processing
• Presence and Discovery Enabled Solutions
• Appliance-based Solutions
• Localization, Globalization, and Internationalization
As part of this endeavor I also put together an HCI Concepts brief. At a high level, the goal was to expand on the Human Factors Engineering material, with specific emphasis on graphical interfaces. As with most complex issues, the most important thing is to (a) define a common vernacular, (b) define measurements for success, and (c) come up with a jingle... In this case "Sex Sells" and I don't mean porn.
Over the next few posts I will explore these ideas in more depth so stay tuned
HCI Considerations.pdf (2.77 mb)