Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Avoiding the Big Crash



Bill Buxton argues that the market is about to become overwhelmed by the cumulative complexity of an ever expanding wave of individually delightful, simple, useful, affordable, desirable technologies. If we fail to rethink how we design software and how we think about applications, he suggests, our entire industry will stall.


Bill Buxton is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. He has had a 35 year involvement in research, practice and commentary around design, innovation and human aspects of technology. Bill has been awarded four honorary doctorates, is co-recipient of an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement, received an ACM/SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a Fellow of the ACM.

About the conference

Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Jan 06, 2016