PhillyCHI August Event – Rapid Prototyping – Thursday, 8/21

Please join us as we continue our discussion on prototyping, this time focusing on prototyping tools and rapid prototyping practices.

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DATE & TIME
Thursday, August 21, 2008
6 – 8PM *networking from 6-6:30*

PLACE
Penn State Great Valley
30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA  19355
Phone: 610-648-3200
Directions: http://www.gv.psu.edu/directions/

RSVP
phillychi@gmail.com
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About this Presentation
Developing applications in a global, corporate environment can be particularly challenging considering barriers to communication and agreement. Rapid prototyping using tools such as Axure Pro can help bridge these gaps by providing a powerful way of collecting and refining requirements in a global, dispersed setting as well as providing a practical UI framework for local or remote development teams. It is also very helpful for determining project scope and setting client expectations. The presentation will cover how to best harness prototyping tools and discuss best practices and tips for this type of prototyping.

About the Speaker
Ron McNamara has specialized in creating user friendly applications in the complex environments of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields for the past seven years. He is a CUA (Certified Usability Analyst), has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Information Systems from Drexel University. He was a scientific and medical researcher before migrating to an IT career in 1998. One of his areas of expertise is using prototyping tools to elicit requirements and design user interfaces. He currently works at GlaxoSmithKline as a project manager and business analyst supporting research and clinical scientists.

About the Sponsor
The Engineering Division at Penn State Great Valley offers master’s degrees to working professionals in the fields of:

* Software Engineering – offering study in service-oriented architecture, product line architecture, software design, agile development, and the management of software systems.
* Systems Engineering – offering study in heterogeneous systems interaction and the management of complex processes.
* Information Science – offering computing and IT expertise and the management of IT systems.

A Penn State degree is closer than you think. Courses are held in the evenings and most students complete the degree in 2.5 years. Learn more about the graduate degrees offered at the Great Valley campus and at the Philadelphia Navy Yard by calling Amanda Neill at 610-725-5382, emailing gvengin@psu.edu or visiting http://www.gv.psu.edu