Greetings FileMaker Enthusiasts,
Our next Philadelphia FileMaker Developer Group meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, September 27th 2011 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the IT Solutions Fort Washington Office.
414 Commerce Dr., Suite 150, Fort Washington, PA 19034
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Kyo Logic Presents: Barcode Readers in FileMaker using Script Triggers; What does that affordance tell you to do?
John Mathewson and Tim Neudecker from Kyo Logic LLC will showcase two short presentations to the group!
Part 1: Implementing a Barcode Reader in FileMaker using script triggers and no input fields
Recently Kyo Logic developed a barcode reader that works on any layout in the application and captures input using script triggers. To optimize performance and respect the user’s current operating environment, this work required careful planning and testing. John Mathewson will review using script triggers for this purpose and will demonstrate how the code was developed and tested.
Part 2: What does that Affordance tell you to do?
The concept of affordance in a user interface is critical to a user’s understanding of how a system works. We will review several examples, both good and bad, of affordances. Visual perception of controls in your software is very important. Developers must avoid false affordances that mislead or confuse users. The first half of this presentation will be a review of real word affordances and examples of improvements to improve user interface controls. The second half of the discussion will be a review of members user interfaces and open discussion about how to improve the controls. Please bring screen shots or sample files on thumb drives you would like to review and improve and the collective mind of the group will help you make your users happier.
About the Presenters
John Mathewson is President and co-founder of Kyo Logic, LLC. He is a growth management and organizational design expert. While President and CEO of AGA, a New York advertising agency, the company reached the final rounds of the Malcolm Baldrige National Performance Excellence Awards. He has spoken frequently at industry conferences on such topics as Implementing High Performance Organizations. He is a Board member of The Connecticut Audio Society and is a former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Information Analysis at New York University. He has been developing database applications using Visual FoxPro, SQL and FileMaker Pro since 1986. He is a certified FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 developer.
Tim Neudecker is the co-founder of Kyo Logic. Tim is a leading software engineer who has worked for large companies such as Federated Department Stores and AGA to small offices such as The Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Chess in the Schools. At AGA, Tim led the design team that developed high-speed workflow and digital asset software, an advanced human resources intranet and a customer extranet that greatly enhanced customer access to the creative process. These and other innovations helped bring the agency to the top of its industry segment.
Tim attended the University of Arkansas School of Engineering and is a published author on topics from network engineering to database design. He is the founder and president of the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group where he leads fellow developers in continuing education around database development.
About the Philadelphia FileMaker User Group
The Philadelphia FileMaker User Group was founded in 2004 as an initiative by FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum member IT Solutions Consulting. The group’s goal is to provide an open forum for FileMaker developers and those interested in FileMaker to meet, brainstorm and network.
We hold meetings the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6PM, in the office of IT Solutions Consulting, Inc., at 414 Commerce Drive, Suite 150, Fort Washington PA.
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