SOA Predictions for 2008
Dr. Jerry Smith just published his SOA predictions for 2008. Certainly, the domain of user experience design must become an integral part of SOA. Perhaps at some large companies this synthesis already takes place. But it appears that there is still a massive gap between the front and back ends. Given that simulation tools are just emerging (See Axure), and Visio wireframes still dominate the UEA practice, I doubt that a lot will change in 2008 - The gap in maturity is just too wide.
Still, I would like to append a question to Jerry's predictions:
Will companies finally realize that SOA must also incorporate UEA (User Experience Architecture)? Let's revisit next year.