Hello all! I will be speaking at the Boston Windows 8 Meetup group next week on the topic “Designing successful User Experiences for Windows 8 apps.” Come find out what makes a great Windows 8 app, and how you can start or improve your own. See http://www.meetup.com/Windows8Boston/ for more information.
The incredible staff of authors/instructors from Digital Classroom, and AGI Training, are preparing for a great conference in Orlando, Florida this coming February 21st-23rd, 2013. Digital Classroom Live is part of the GOA (Graphics of Americas) conference, and has in-person sessions in design fundamentals, transferring print skills to web/interactive, as well as tips and tricks […]
I will be teaching a two-day UX (User Experience) class near Boston next week at the Woburn, MA classrooms of American Graphics Institute next week: November 29th and 30th. If you have been looking for hands-on UX training consider joining me for this UX class. There are only a few seats left in this workshop, […]
My last session in India was a little bit smaller, but we still had a great crowd. The Cochin folks were a little more reserved and saved most of their questions for breaks and during labs. As usual, I was impressed with the depth of the questions and the teamwork used in this session to […]
I just finished my first session for UX design for Windows 8 in Bangalore. Participation in the labs was almost 100% with people creating apps from scratch, or refocusing on apps that they already started. It was clear, by the end of our session, that the designers and developers in Bangalore really get Windows 8 […]
I am in India for the first time, and it is to discuss user experience with designers and developers. I discovered that the population here is dealing with bad user experiences everywhere they go. My first adventure was a mad rush through the streets of Bangalore in the middle of the night. Half the cars […]
I have been asked many times how to add multiple pages to a Silverlight file using Expression Blend. Probably the easiest way to do this is to use the Frame Control and the HyperlinkButton. A Frame control acts as a window that can display other pages within a project. In this example you will see how the pages you will […]
I work with many different companies creating applications using Windows and Mac OS computers for all types of computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Because Fireworks is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, I’m often asked to show clients how to use it. Fireworks is a pretty good tool for rapidly building prototypes. You can create […]
I teach user experience design classes and often incorporate prototyping software tools as a part of my classes. I am frequently asked, “What is the best prototyping software?” The most popular tools, in no specific order, are SketchFlow, Visio, Balsamiq, PowerPoint, and Fireworks (if I left off your favorite – add a comment, I’d be […]
Just finished working with some incredible fashion designers at a major baby equipment supplier. Hard working crew tasked with making car seats, bottles, exercisers and more with a fashion flair. What a fun job…making patterns, coordinating fun textures…these designers rock!