On a Cloud: Improving User Experiences

Jef King
Jef King

User Experience with Data Latency Here is a fairly simple technique that can really enable your company to focus on the most important areas of your application; by taking the user experience to heart, and understanding which components are critical, you can more easily hit the critical SLA’s that your application needs to meet to…


Intel just open sourced Stephen Hawking’s speech system and it’s a .NET 4.5 WinForms app that you can try for yourself

Disclaimer: This post does not constitute an endorsement of any Microsoft service, technology or product by Stephen Hawking. The purpose of this post is to discuss Intel’s communication platform for individuals with disabilities and it’s technical details. Pictures are used purely for informational and demonstrational purposes. I’m typing this sentence with my face. And no,…

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It’s not the device, nor the UI. It’s the experience that differentiates.

We’ve all heard the term “Consumerization of IT” (or “Bring Your Own Device”).  Most of us have seen the disruptive power this concept has within the enterprise, both for good and for bad.  But how do you take advantage of this concept with your apps?  How do you make sure that your software serves its…


You need to control yourself when adding controls to mobile UIs

By now, most people have realized (in theory) that recreating a PC-based app (or web app) is not exactly the right idea for mobile apps.  In practice, however, it is clear that this is not as easy as it sounds.  When you’re building an app that has no history on the PC or web, building…


THIS is How You Do It: The USGA Golf Score App for Windows Phone 7

One of the tricky things about helping developers build for a platform that has yet to be released is that it’s a tabula rasa. There’s no history, which is both blessing and curse: we developers get to make that history, but at the same time, we’re working in the dark. There are no examples to…