WITH THE UBIQUITOUS usage of smartphones, tablets, and other mainstream screens, traditional products that once had analog displays are now being modernized with digital user interfaces (UI). From thermometers to air conditioning control panels to car dashboards, even the simplest and smallest embedded devices often feature graphical user interfaces (GUls). Therefore, manufacturers are focused on delivering quality electronic products with intuitive, easy-to-operate Uls - all without slowing down the development process.
Fast time-to-market means that the design, prototyping, and testing phases must go quickly and smoothly. In general, good project planning and efficient working processes can help with this goal, but what does that specifically look like for UI development? Let's take a look at the typical development paradigm and identify the sticking points.