Video: Design Fundamentals for Windows 8 app development

I am excited to be working on a video series that covers information about design geared specifically for UX designers and developers who are creating Windows 8 apps. This video series includes information about basic design, layout, grids, typography and more. Look for the entire series to be released soon. For now, you can see […]

Condensed Windows 8 UX session will lead to others

Last night I presented a condensed UX session covering 10 steps to design a better Windows 8 app. I had to cram in a great amount of information, but don’t worry if you did not get it all. The Windows 8 Meetup group is having me back in February to provide UX tips and tricks […]

Free session: Design for Windows 8

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 for more information.

Learn directly from the authors of the Digital Classroom Series

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 […]

User Experience (UX) class in Boston next week

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, […]

Last stop for Windows 8 UX Design training…Cochin India

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 […]

India, perfect place to talk about User Experience

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 […]

Using the Frame Control to add Multiple Pages in Expression Blend

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 […]

UX Design has now been added to our curriculum

As designers we are responsible for creating solutions that invoke positive experiences. Whether designing newsletters, web sites, line-of-business applications, or shoes, the success of our work is based upon a positive user experience. There are many theories about what creates a good experience for users but there is not much tactical information available. At AGI […]