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nasa onsight The New Reality of Mixed Reality

Want to play with a porg? Walk on Mars? Or help those with autism practice social skills? Welcome to the new reality of mixed reality, where digital and physical objects coexist and interact to provide a new medium that a variety of organizations see as full of potential.

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Pamela Rentz
Microphone on a stage for a keynote presentation 4 Lessons from the STARWEST 2018 Keynote Presentations

With a week full of sessions, tutorials, training classes, and events, the STARWEST software testing conference had plenty of takeaways useful for your professional and personal life. Here are four lessons distilled from the conference’s keynote presentations on testing, communication, and directing your career.

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Owen Gotimer
group at table The World Has Product Ideas—and So Can You

From where do organizations—both big and small—get product ideas? Most often, pioneers and revolution makers have ideas that are homegrown, but today the market is such that the world has ideas. Our industry has plenty of patterns, trends, and ideas to work on and augment.

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Mukesh Sharma
glass half full It's Time to Be Cautiously Optimistic about Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an ongoing trend today. However, the picture is not all rosy—even for the insiders who are heavily invested in this space. They are being cautiously optimistic about the potential it holds and the potential adverse impact if the threshold is exceeded.

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Rajini Padmanaban
hurricane irma satellite image Hurricane Season 2018: Enhanced Forecasting and More Prep Time

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season saw three devastating major hurricanes. Like any team after a release that conducts reviews to see how they can improve, the National Hurricane Center found ways to enhance future communication to the public regarding where a tropical storm is headed and the potential impact.

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Pamela Rentz
accessibility Are You Reluctant to Venture into Accessibility Engineering?

Organizations are beginning to give a lot of attention and importance to accessibility engineering as part of their usability efforts; however, this has not translated into implementation strategies that have reached the market. Why is there a reluctance to venture into full-fledged accessibility engineering?

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Mukesh Sharma
security software Why the Burden of Security Should Be Assumed by the Entire Team

Quality can be improved over time, and while it’s difficult to change perception, it’s still possible. But poor security can sink your ship before it even leaves the dock. Invest in the security of your application and be sure to spread that responsibility to multiple levels of your software team.

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Josiah Renaudin
People designing software for good user experience Devices and Desires: Understanding How Users Experience Your Software

When we design, build, test, and deliver software, it is imperative that we provide our users with what they need—not what we want, but what that they want. We need to understand the scope and breadth of the user base. Here are three questions to ask to learn more about how users experience your software.

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