iConnect: Effective Application Development through Design Thinking Principles
**NOTE** The venue for this session is not wheelchair accessible. Design thinking is a methodology used to create innovative products and services using technology. It is a human centered process aimed at gaining a deep understanding of the user’s explicit and hidden needs. During this iConnect session, participants will understand how they can develop complex applications using design thinking principles. The speakers will share few case studies and cover topics such as idea generation, human-centered-design, user personas, empathy and user research. By following the design thinking process application developers will get to learn about what the end user really wants and provide empathetic solutions.