Handy Searches from Bing

As I’m preparing for my trip to China, I discovered some handy searches from Bing… Currency Conversion. What’s today’s currency exchange rate for “1 Canadian dollars in Yuan?” I like how the conversation equation is in large and clear font. Find statistical information. Several friends are coming to China with me in Oct. and it’s…

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Beautiful Designs with Usage in Mind

Don Norman’s book “Design of Everyday Things” taught me the importance of usability, and his book on “Emotional Design” taught me the critical role that aesthetics play in overall user experience. When I see designs that beautifully unite both usability and aesthetics, I smile and want to share with the world… The Last Drop Bottle…

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Ready to Ignite Your Career?

Along with TechDays starting in September, the popular Ignite Your Career Webcast series also returns next month. As a professional working in IT, it’s so easy to get caught up in your day-to-day work that you find little time to grow your professional skills, learn about industry trends, and think about your next career challenge….

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[Mini-Tutorial] Working with Images in Expression Design

One of the most common questions I get about Expression Design is how the tool would work with images. It’s true that Design focuses mainly on vector graphics creation, but there are neat bitmap manipulations and effects you can apply on your images as well. Check out the following two examples. When I was visiting…

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Design Student of the Month – Winnie Ma

There are a lot of creative students in Canada who are doing innovative work to improve people’s life through interactive, visual, informational, and other aspects of User Experience Design. I invited them to introduce who they are and share their work with you. To nominate a Design Student of the Month, email us. The Design…

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Download the Expression 3 Starter Kits

Getting started with Expression Studio 3? Here are 4 great learning kits to help you get things started. Introduction to Prototyping with Sketchflow in Expression Blend 3: Assets, Guide and Video Package Discover Sketchflow, a new feature set in Expression Blend 3 that helps you define the concept for user experiences in early stages of…

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Get Your TechDays E-Badge!

The TechDays09 sessions have been announced and it’s only a little over a month till the first city Vancouver. We see many folks are coming back to this year’s conference and bringing their friends and colleagues. To help you spread the word about TechDays and let people know which track you are attending, I have…

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TechDays 2009 Speaker E-Badge

There are 3 TechDayse-badge designs below plus various city stamps that you can attach with your badge. Design 1: Maple Leaf Developing for the Microsoft-based Platform Servers, Security, and Management Windows Client Communications and Collaboration Developer Fundamentals and Best Practices Design 2: Hanging Badge Developing for the Microsoft-based Platform Communications and Collaboration Developer Fundamentals and…

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TechDays 2009 e-Badge Designs

There are 3 TechDayse-badge designs below plus various city stamps that you can attach with your badge. Design 1: Maple Leaf Developing for the Microsoft-based Platform Servers, Security, and Management Windows Client Communications and Collaboration Developer Fundamentals and Best Practices Design 2: Hanging Badge Developing for the Microsoft-based Platform Communications and Collaboration Developer Fundamentals and…

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