The session follows on from the January presentation "Rapid Prototyping of Conceptual UIs using Balsamic", 


Nigel King ( is a lecturer in Information Technology at Nottingham Trent University. Chief Strategy Officer for SafePaaS, a Cloud provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance applications. 


6.30pm: Registration & Refreshments
7.00pm: Nigel will begin his Presentation on Review of a Worked Example
7.45pm: Take a break and chance to talk and network
8.15pm: Nigel will continue his presentation on Creation of an Audience Suggested Prototype
8.45pm: Q & A 
9.00pm: Meeting ends

Delegates may find it useful to print off this map


The session follows on from the January presentation "Rapid Prototyping of Conceptual UIs using Balsamic", with a DIFFERENCE. The Difference is that it will be held at Lecture Theatre 2, Teaching and Learning Building at Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus, designed to facilitate the interactive and practical nature of this session. Student helpers will be available on the day to direct you to the correct location.

The presentation will be of a Rapid Prototyping Tool Balsamic.

Balsamic is a UI concept development tool whose intention is to allow you to throw away bad ideas quickly, without becoming emotionally invested in an early UI concept. It has enough in the way of widgets for standard UI conventions, that it does not allow the designer to be completely 'Off reservation' but allows freedom of pallet and canvas to sketch ideas and rapidly iterate and explore corners of the design.

The presentation will show an example or two, of application concepts, that went from unhappy customer feedback to product proposition within a few hours, driving down that cost to first prototype, compressing the time to first feedback, discovering gaps and designing demo flow and demo data ahead of writing the code and without holding it up.

The presenter has found the tool to be very useful in these objectives and is willing to share his learning and discoveries.

The audience will be polled for application ideas and begin to develop a prototype together as a group.

Speaker Biographies

Nigel has worked in education technology as Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Architect for PowerSchool based out of Sacramento California. He also worked for Oracle where he was Vice President for Functional Architecture and Security for Oracle Cloud Application.

About the organiser: The Nottingham & Derby Branch organises this event; find out more about the group at

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

An Interactive Session of Balsamic - BCS Nottingham & Derby
Date and time
Monday 18 March, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Nottingham Trent University
Lecture Theatre 2, Teaching and Learning Building
Clifton Campus
NG11 8NS
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