The Cutter IT Journal recently published a special issue on software craftsmanship that included articles on what it means to be a software craftsman, software engineering vs. software craft, the relationship between Agile and craftsmanship, and crafting the user experience.
UX specialist Anthony Colfelt presents a case for how agile, alone, might not be sufficient and a thorough and engaging look into how User-Centered Design can, and should, be merged with it.
In Bryce Harrington’s opinion, document-oriented paradigm of user interface is not any longer optimal. Most often people deal with streams of information rather than static documents. Harrington advocates for a shift towards a new UI paradigm that would make stream management easier. Many tools and technologies are already based on stream-oriented approach; others are instrumental for adopting it.