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Creating Innovative Interfaces with Design Thinking

After speaking “code” all year long, for my last talk in 2013, I decided to talk about topic that I also love: Design Thinking. It has amazing tools and methods to create innovative products, interfaces and services.

Let’s focus on empathy, on defining the problem with point of views and personas, on ideation, prototyping and testing. Let’s INNOVATE!

Thanks for all the support in 2013, BIG thanks to all developers, designers and students who saw my talks, asked questions and made me a better evangelist.

Thank you BlackBerry and Developer Relations, go #TeamBlackBerry!

Creating High Performance Mobile Apps with HTML5, HTML5DevConf San Francisco

On October 22nd I had the great pleasure to present at HTML5DevConf in San Francisco, with around 2000 developers attending the conference, with speakers from important companies such as Google, Adobe, Intel, PayPal, Parse and a lot more.

My talk was called “Creating High Performance Mobile Apps with HTML5″ and here is the talk description:
Learn how to create amazing HTML5 apps for mobile devices — always focusing on the best performance possible — using debugging and inspection tools. This presentation covers how to package applications for BlackBerry 10 devices and how to set up your environment to get live reloads on your mobile devices. Open source JavaScript libraries for our UI are mentioned, and it goes through some of the important ins and outs of mobile development using HTML5.

Hope you enjoy the slides. Keep in touch: (@demianborba)

Adobe AIR 3.5 Overview for BlackBerry 10.2, presented at BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013

UX/UI Guidelines for Built for BlackBerry Applications (BlackBerry Jam Americas 2013)

Creating High Performance Mobile Apps with HTML5 (Adobe Max 2013)

The New BlackBerry 10 & Opportunities for Developers @ the Adobe Developer Group in San Diego, California

On March 4th, I had the honor to get back to San Diego and show the Adobe Developer Group San Diego members what the new BlackBerry 10 really is. In the beginning I asked: “Who thinks BlackBerry can be competitive and have a shot in today’s mobile scenario?” Only 2 or 3 hands up. At the end of the presentation, after showing the official BlackBerry 10 demo, with its keyboard, hub, peek, flow and lots of innovative/unique features, I asked the same question and…

…got pretty much all the hands in the air! BlackBerry 10 rocks!!

Besides the demo, the audience saw how to work with HTML5 in order to develop for BlackBerry 10, including Web Inspector and Live Refresh. They also had the chance to play with the new BlackBerry Z10 (black and white), with our BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C and our BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B.

These are the slides from the presentation:

And to win tons of giveaways, developers had to play “Rock-paper-scissors”, led by James Polanco, with a simple rule: “the last person standing wins”. Winners took home PlayBook tablets, jackets, backpacks and a lot of BlackBerry SWAG.

Thank you San Diego developers, can’t wait to get back.

Count on us!! Hope to see you soon.