For those of you who haven't seen Qixing's previous post on EnergizeIT, I'd like to let you know of this annual event that Microsoft Canada puts on every year in June. EnergizeIT is about you as a professional in the world of technology. This year, we have expanded the focus of this event to include content for Designers and developers with a leaning towards design as well.
The event is this Saturday (June 16, 2007) at the Metro Toronto Convention Center and it's a free event for you. You can register here (space is filling up, so sign up soon!)
Both Qixing and I will be presenting in the Designer breakout; we hope you can make it! If you can, please feel free to come up and introduce yourself to us - we would be very happy to meet you and we're looking forward to presenting some exciting content for you!
So, what exactly are we presenting? Well below is a synopsis of our breakout sessions for Designers:
Session #1: Thoughts from a designer within – introducing Microsoft-based UX platform and Expression Studio (Qixing Zheng)
This presentation will provide a perspective Microsoft-based UX platform from a designer’s point of view. We will show how the platform enhances user experience in Office, Windows Vista, Silverlight, and ASP. NET AJAX. In this digital age where technologies are constantly changing, what new opportunities will open up for designers to create simple, elegant, and engaging UX? How can we create designs more efficiently and better work with developers?
Session #2: Bringing Designers and Developers Together to Build Rich Interactive Applications (Paul Laberge)
This session will expand on the concept of workflow between Designers and Developers and will show some of the new technologies that Microsoft has released helps this workflow. Also discussed is how you can leverage new technologies such as Silverlight, Expression Studio and Visual Studio to create compelling, richly interactive user experiences, regardless of the platform you are targeting.