In the middle of November 2012, Błażej, Bartek, Michał and I went to Brno in the Czech Republic, to attend the latest meeting of RuPy.
On the 30th of January we took part in Sektor 3.0 – a conference organized by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Information Society Development Foundation at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.
“Impact mapping is a variant of the InUse effect mapping method, introduced by Mijo Balic and Ingrid Domingues (Ottersten), combined with impact maps for training organisations invented by Robert O. Brinkerhoff, the feature injection ideas of Chris Matts and the measurability and iterative delivery ideas by Tom Gilb”.
“The Times They Are a-Changin” – the title of an album and a song by BoB Dylan is a good description of the current state of affairs in the Web and Mobile world. The web is more complicated than ever: a plethora of devices combined with multiple browsing and usage contexts for websites and web applications.
In early June I took part in Webinale Berlin – a holistic event with an ambition to embrace and combine the business, technology and design perspectives on web and mobile development, e-commerce, conversion, social media, online marketing, tech start-ups, etc.
As the Internet matures, we abandon the classic approach whereby the user is presented with a handful of URLs which reload the page when clicked; the new approach aims to make the web application work seamlessly.
What follows is a highly subjective selection of books I would recommend to those who intend to embark on a web / mobile product development project or who mean to set up and grow a software-based business venture.