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The Hidden Requirements: Exploring Emotions with Placebos

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

FREE
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A placebo is designed and used primarily for psychological benefit. Things like sugar pills, elevator door close buttons, and office thermostats aim “to please”, rather than have any other, “real” effects. Now, consider a placebo in the context of software and testing. What if “pleasing” is the only intended and expected result? How can it be tested? What does a bug look like? And, do these ideas also apply to non-placebos that have other, “real” effects? In this workshop, we’ll explore placebos, nocebos, the placebo/nocebo response, illusion and locus of control, relativism, wants, needs, and expectations, and will connect it all to testing.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • An introduction to placebos, and much more.
  • A different and deeper perspective of testing.
  • A practical approach to applying these ideas.

The Hidden Requirements: Exploring Emotions with Placebos

Jul 28, 201712:00pm EDT1 hour
A placebo is designed and used primarily for psychological benefit. Things like sugar pills, elevator door close buttons, and office thermostats aim “to please”, rather than have any other, “real” effects. Now, consider a placebo in the context of software and testing. What if “pleasing” is the only intended and expected result? How can it be tested? What does a bug look like? And, do these ideas also apply to non-placebos that have other, “real” effects? In this workshop, we’ll explore placebos, nocebos, the placebo/nocebo response, illusion and locus of control, relativism, wants, needs, and expectations, and will connect it all to testing.

Workshop Takeaways:
- An introduction to placebos, and much more.
- A different and deeper perspective of testing.
- A practical approach to applying these ideas.

Our Speaker:
Damian Synadinos started testing software – on purpose and for money – in 1993. Since then, he has helped “build better software and build software better” using various methods and tools in numerous roles at many companies in diverse industries. Over the past ten years, Damian has focused primarily on teaching and leading testers and improving processes. Currently, he runs his own training and consulting company, Ineffable Solutions, specializing in IT and focusing on testing. Damian also enjoys performing improv comedy, golfing, playing poker and basketball, gaming, acting, cartooning, and spending time with his family.

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Date:
July 28
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
FREE
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Organizer

Software Test Professionals
Phone:
877.257.9531
Email:
info@softwaretestpro.com
Website:
www.SoftwareTestPro.com