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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014 “The Art and Science of Testing”, to be held in New York, NY, August 11-13. To some, software testing is an outgrowth of engineering, mathematics and physics, while to others, testing is an exploration of psychology, philosophy or sociology. At CAST 2014, conference speakers will share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.

Join us this summer for our ninth annual conference in downtown New York City at the beautiful Kimmel Center located next to Washington Square Park August 11-13, as we explore the art and science of testing.

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Tuesday, August 12 • 4:50pm - 6:00pm
Testing Lessons (Science) from Design Thinking World (Art)

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When you decide which seat to take at a conference, you are designing your experience. When you re-do your home office or draft an artsy email, you are designing. In this sense, everyone is a designer. Have you ever entered a room in a new office block and started to look for switches. Were you able to switch on the right light on the first attempt? Did you blame yourself for the failure? If you did, you became a victim of false blame, cursing yourself for poor design of products. Testers must be aware of the psychology behind design of products. Design concepts like affordances, signifiers and gulfs of execution can help testers in testing products better. In today’s world, where designers and testers often work in silos, Parimala speaks about how working together can lead to not just designing explorable systems, but testing them effectively by highlighting feedback and visibility. Key takeaways include understanding design case studies, being aware of design and learning concepts like design thinking and natural mappings.

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Parimala Hariprasad

Delivery Director, PASS Technologies AG
Parimala spent her youth studying people and philosophy. By the time she got to work, she was able to put those learnings to create awesome testers. She has worked as a tester for over 10 years for domains like CRM, Security, eCommerce and Healthcare. Her expertise is in coaching, test delivery excellence and creating great teams which ultimately fired her because the teams became self sufficient and she wasn't needed anymore. She has experienced... Read More →


Tuesday August 12, 2014 4:50pm - 6:00pm
KC 909

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