Albert Shum in Calgary on December 7th!

If you’re in Calgary then you’re in luck! Next week, Albert Shum (Director of Mobile Experience Design at Microsoft) will be in town to deliver a presentation entitled, “Modern Mobile Design Language: From Transportation to Pixels - Metro for Windows Phone 7”.

Modern Mobile Design Language: From Transportation to Pixels - Metro for Windows Phone 7 Tuesday, December 7th at the Metropolitan Conference Centre (333, 4th Ave SW)

This is a design discussion on the thinking and inspiration for the Windows Phone design language, called Metro. You’ll hear the story of how it was inspired by classic visual design and transportation graphics systems, how the language has evolved in software that Microsoft has developed over the last 10 years, and the lessons learned along the way to create a modern UI style that is familiar, approachable, and extensible.


  • Networking: 5:30 PM to 6 PM
  • Presentation: 6 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Social: 7:30 PM to 9 PM (at Belgo)

This is an awesome event that you won’t want to miss so make sure to register NOW (this event sold out in Vancouver).

Albert Shum directs the Mobile Design team at Microsoft, in Seattle and Redmond. The team consists of interaction, visual, motion, industrial and brand designers along with user researchers and design program managers working in an open studio. Our team collaborates with engineering and business partners to create integrated mobile experiences for our consumers. Prior to Microsoft, Albert led the convergence of technology and sports efforts at Nike resulting in the digital Nike+ experience. Albert has a Master's of Product Design from Stanford University, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and is a graduate of the General Management Program from Harvard Business School. In his spare time, Albert is usually found riding his bike.

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