2015 | Abstracts

“Micro Services” (Tech) by Søren Trudsø Mahon, eBay
Automated deployment from the get go, exemplars, shared code and templates in all tiers (code, build, logging/monitoring and deployment).

Make it easy for developers and siteops, automate everything and create sound conventions for developers to do it right.

A demonstration of how we do microservices with octopus deploy, teamcity and our own shared code libraries.

“Connection lost… F***” (Tech) by Jakob Dam Jensen, Senior Developer, Creuna
Denmark is digitally connected like never before. High-end smartphones have 4G networks, and Apple recently introduced a new laptop where the focus – to an even larger extent – is on a wireless connection. This does sound appealing – wireless access to data when you need it, with a super fast 4G connection. But reality is different. When you are using your laptop, tablet or smartphone you will experience situations where you need to access data, but where a bad cellular reception makes it impossible.

Many (but not all) native smartphone apps have been caching data on the device, enabling offline access to downloaded content. But what possibilities do we have for web-apps? Has HTML5 given us solutions or more problems? And what will the future bring?

This presentation will give insights into how web-apps should be designed in the future. We will discuss the pro’s and con’s of hybrid applications living in the browser (on desktop, tablets and smartphones), but also as “normal” apps with the help of tools like Cordova/PhoneGab and Electron. I will clarify what opportunities there are today to build a solid tool chain to support this process.

“Do it on purpose!” (UX) by Helle Jensen, Senior UX Consultant & Asle Høeg-Mikkelsen, Senior UX Consultant, Creuna
We often see great values, visions and strategies established early in the process – but how are they applied to the solution?

In this presentation we will discuss this matter, and how values and visions can add a new perspective to a process that often mindlessly defaults to “best practice” as an argument for design decisions.

Using various examples, we will discuss how values and visions can be implemented – even in the little features. What is “The Good Vision”? How do we visualise values using common design principles? And how do we NOT do it? And, lastly, what’s in it for you, the one big reason why you should start doing everything on purpose?

“Conventions: the double edge sword you should be wielding” (Tech) by Stefan Daugaard Poulsen, ditmer a/s.
Frameworks and libraries can bring in conventions, but why aren’t you leveraging conventions in your codebase as well? Do you feel insecure about relying on conventions? It is possible to make you feel secure, and at the same time have tests that document your conventions.
A travel down the path of awful error messages while we see how we can prevent those in the future, when we have pushed the big red production button.

“How to set demands for an experience?” (UX) by Tine Heide, UX lead, Bankdata
Approximately 1½ year ago, the management of Bankdata set the ambition, that Bankdata should be National champions in user experience. The objective was to strengthen the business understanding within the organization and to increase customer satisfaction. Well on our way, you hereby receive a status. A document filled with learnings and development within the area of UX through trial an error.

The best usability-tips for a good search engine (UX) by Jens Hofman, Digital Business Developer, and Rasmus Østergård, Senior Developer, Vertica (note: presentation in Danish)

  • Avoid the classical pitfalls – follow the established best practice
  • The best practices for designing filtering functions – on desktop and mobile
  • The way to best possible design auto-suggest for your search bar

“Moving towards a living styleguide(Tech) by Michael Vestergaard Lysdal, Senior Software Engineer, Corporate Liquidity Management Services, Danske Bank
We have been using heavy design manuals, big photoshop files and are now moving towards a more automatic and dynamic living style guide, to improve the way we share and document our stylesheet and design patterns.

The old fashioned way of making styleguides and stylesheets, with static design documentation, does no longer fit our needs. We are hereby implementing a solution, that uses Twitter bootstrap with Sass, NodeJS, Gulp and KSS, to generate our styleguide. I will tell about my experience with the different types of styleguides, and how we are implementing a living styleguide.

From field study to pixel peeping” (UX) by Nikolaj Gandrup Borchorst, Senior UX Consultant, Ph.D., Mjølner Informatics
The design of complex applications represents one of the most challenging but also exciting disciplines within User Experience. Based on knowledge gained from a list of users the presentation will be about the challenges that can occur when moving from field study and trading environments through workshops, sketching, wireframing and pixel peeping to coordinating with developers in a SCRM-process to ultimately be able to realize the vision about a – almost – perfect application.

”The mobile seller” (UX) by Mikkel Michelsen, Lead UX Designer, eBay Denmark.
DBA.dk is the largest online classifieds platform in Denmark with over 2 million users. In this presentation, we will explore the key UX design strategy, process and learnings allowing sellers to post their ads from their phone.

“Oysters and Elephants – A case about creating valuable software” (UX) by Sam de Jongh Hepworth, Senior User Experience Designer and Katrine Hansted, Junior User Experience Designer, Systematic a/s.
Systematic is the supplier of business critical solutions for the public and private sector; there’s high expectations to deliver maximum business value on a limited budget. As User Experience professionals, we must translate user value to business value to reach the full potential of projects and build long relationships with our customers.

In this presentation, we use a case to discuss applied UX methods to reach the potential of a project.

“How do you eat an elephant? – Piece by piece! …or Deferring design decisions when choosing a new technology” (Tech) by Jesper Færgemann, Lead Architect, Mjølner

In today’s fast moving world, we need a way to use the new technologies in combination with the old, without compromising the overall project.
In this talk, we will look at how one can incorporate new technologies as deferring major design decisions allows us to take small steps towards our architectural vision and in worst case revert to what we know.

“How to marry two established solutions” (UX) by Mads Jørgensen, Lead UX Designer, CCI

The challenge is clear: How to combine two established software applications in one unified solution with a killer user interface. That task raises a lot of challenges:

  • How we navigate the world of existing users with different mindsets, terms and ways of working?
  • How we handle two diverse data models?
  • More important – how we hope to create a new and better experience for a wider audience – without jeopardizing existing users?

The talk will take you on a fly-by of our experiences and results in a project in the works.

“Having lunch with a tech giant” (Tech) by Jacob Harpøth Hansen, mobile developer, IT Minds

Every year, Google, Microsoft and Apple get millions of applications for their job postings. Only a fraction of those people get the job, and this talk explores what it takes to make it with the giants of the tech industry. Get a glimpse into some of the challenges you might face, and figure out if you have what it takes?