CT-SPIN #49: “Art is about freedom, Design is about constraints”

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Herman Lintvelt presents a fun, practical workshop about GUI design. As an added bonus his company, Polymorph systems has also decided to bring some wine along to help set a more creative atmosphere and complement the snacks from Intec

  • “Art is about freedom, Design is about constraints” – Herman Lintvelt
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009, 18h15
Bandwidth Barn
Cape Town


Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP here, or by emailing YES or MAYBE via our contact form.


Bandwidth Barn
125 Buitengracht Street
Cape Town


18:15 Welcoming and Introduction
   Albert Visagie
18:20 “Art is about freedom, Design is about constraints”
   Herman Lintvelt
19:20 Closing and Thanks
   Albert Visagie
19:25 Networking & Discussion


“Art is about freedom, Design is about constraints”

An interactive workshop where we will employ the craft of pragmatic UI Design to allow for users, who, as we developers all know, cannot really read, use a mouse or remember. Come prepared to brainstorm and be creative.

Speaker Profiles

Herman Lintvelt

Software Architect and Consultant, using OO-based technologies, including Java, Objective-C. Specialize in GUI development using Eclipse RCP and Swing.

He developed and presents a course on Eclipse RCP Application Development, and also presents the Java Specialists courses on Java SE and Design Patterns.

Experienced in troubleshooting and performance tuning of Java applications, as well as in training and mentoring of developers and design and code reviews. Has 11+ years solid experience in Java design and development, including Swing, Eclipse RCP, J2EE and Web-related Java technologies, JDBC, JMF, SQL and a number of others. Recently started the exciting journey of developing applications for Mac OS X and iPhone.