In this version, Clark and Mark sit down with Travis Feirtag and talk multi-touch. We explore the importance of user experience and what role multi-touch plays in applications today. Of course we dive into what that means to .NET. Listen along as we start touching UX.
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Who is Travis Feirtag you ask?
First and foremost, I am a proud father and loving husband for my wonderful family. My wife, Julie and our four children live in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. It is unbelievable watching our children grow and learn. My chest puffs up with pride when I speak of them. They are the best part of my life.
Secondly, I have been an engineer since I got my first computer when I was ten years old. It is my second love after my family, of course. If there is such a thing as destiny then it was fateful that I have become an engineer. I drive my wife crazy talking about technology. Of course, if our children love tech as much as their dad then mommy is in trouble 🙂
I have spent many years working, exploring, making mistakes and learning from them. In my opinion, it is truly through our mistakes that we gain the most useful experience in life. I believe that I am open-minded about new technologies but I do not adopt a technology simply because it is new. I have a considerable amount of experience but there always is so much more to know. For the last nine years, I have been spending most of my time using .NET technologies. Microsoft has done their homework when creating the .NET framework. It is the most cohesive set of development technologies from them to date.
I was on the executive committee of the Wisconsin .NET User Group for 3 years. And was the president of the Madison .NET User Group for two years and I now serve on the Board of Directors, which means that I am involved in the regional and national .NET developer community. I have been a full-time engineering consultant in the Southern Wisconsin region for over 10 years now.
You can catch Travis and all of his great work at:
- Infrared - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrared
- Resistive - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resistive_touchscreen
- Capacitive - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitive_sensing
- Flick Gestures Explained - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms694980%28VS.85%29.aspx
- System.Windows.Input - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms604577%28v=VS.100%29.aspx
- Application Gestures - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.ink.applicationgesture%28VS.90%29.aspx
- Simple Gesture Sample - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptorr/archive/2010/03/23/simple-gesture-sample.aspx
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Bamboo Tablets - http://www.wacom.com/index2.php