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Saturday, February 28 • 09:00 - 17:00
U09: How to be an Explorer of Software - CLOSED

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Keri Smith http://www.kerismith.com is a Canadian conceptual artist and author of several bestselling books about creativity. The main focus of her work/research is on creating what the writer Umberto Eco called “Open works”, pieces that are completed by the reader/user.
Artists and scientists analyse the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analysing, and comparing. In her captivating guided journals, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.
The mission Smith proposes?? To document and observe the world around you, as if you’ve never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to?
In this ultra creative workshop Ruud Cox and Huib Schoots will use Keri Smith’s work to teach exploratory testing. Using Keri’s playful assignments, participants will explore software, observe, document, collect information, analyse and compare. 
Join this fun workshop and unleash the explorer in you.
Example assignment from “How to be an explorer of the world:
People Watching: Sit in a public location and document people you see for one hour. Take detailed notes. Make sketches of one item that stands out most about each person.
Alternatively People Mapping: Visit a local park or public area. Create a color-coded map of the position of the other people in relation to you. Note what the people looked like (what they were wearing).

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Huib Schoots (NL)

Senior Consultant, Improve Quality Services
Huib Schoots is a tester, consultant and people lover. He works for Improve Quality Services, a provider of consultancy and training in the field of testing. He shares his passion for testing through coaching, training, and giving presentations on a variety of test subjects. With fifteen years of experience in IT and software testing, Huib is experienced in different testing roles. Curious and passionate, he is an agile and context-driven... Read More →


Saturday February 28, 2015 09:00 - 17:00
3: Tutorial Room - C