Symbiotic Relationships between Testing and Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud computing

Here is the revised presentation on Symbiotic Relationships between Testing and Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud computing presented at the Unicom conference in Bangalore, India: Testing SMAC Unicom (revision 11 Jul 2013)

There are a couple of additions to the earlier revision and the slides have been reformatted to make the it slightly better to read.

Slides for my Keynote at the Nordic Testing Days conference, Tallinn, Estonia, in June 2013

Here are my slides for my keynote talk Symbiotic relationships between Testing and Analytics. This was presented at the Nordic Testing Days conference in Tallinn, Estonia, in June 2013.

The material includes:

  • An overview of how web and mobile analytics software ‘works’
  • Calibration of the tools, our understanding and our practices
  • Potential pitfalls of using Analytics
  • How to apply the concepts
  • Some possible assessment criteria

I hope you find it useful.

Presentation on: How to design your mobile app

This presentation was made at a seminar organised by HP in Helsinki, on 11th April 2013. I don’t claim it’s definitive or complete, rather I cover several topics I consider important and relevant based on my experiences working at and with companies who create and develop mobile apps.

How to Design your Mobile Apps (15 Apr 2013)

The material has been released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The Title is: “How to design your mobile apps, by Julian Harty”, if you need to attribute the material.

Slides for presentation at QA&TEST 2011

Here is the link to my slides which I presented at QA&Test 2011. As ever, these slides are the latest version of the work on UX Test Automation.

UX Test Automation for QAandTEST 2011 (27 Oct 2011)

The main content is identical to the presentation planned for EuroSTAR 2011 21st to 24th November 2011. I may revise the main content again by the time of EuroSTAR, if so, I’ll post the updated material online.

Update: I received the best presentation award at the conference for this presentation 🙂




Slides for a talk I presented at Microsoft Redmond


Designs and Need adding perspective to our testing (11 Oct 2011) This presentation was given at Microsoft’s Redmond office. The material is not specific to any company or web site, rather I present concepts, ideas, and tools which should be generally relevant to people who want to create software which suits the needs of a wide range of users.

The aim is to encourage additional perspective to our software, as developers, designers and testers, etc. rather than focusing purely on ‘functionality’.








Preview of material for StarWest 2011

I hope to meet some of you at StarWest in October where I’m presenting a full day tutorial on testing mobile phone applications on the Tuesday and a track session on pushing the boundaries of test automation on the Wednesday.

If you’d like to come to the conference, the web site is

I have made the materials available online and you are welcome to download and use them. The material on ‘pushing the boundaries’ is on this site at UX Test Automation for StarWest 2011 The material for the tutorial is hosted at