Awesome SketchFlow Book Available

Over this past last year I’ve had so many great discussions on SketchFlow, and what an amazing tool it can be for rapidly prototyping and developing ideas. Very recently a co-worker and friend of mine, Sara Summers, completed her book Dynamic Prototyping with SketchFlow in Expression Blend. Sara is a User Experience Evangelists and she…


Clean Prototyping with Compositions

By now you’ve hopefully seen SketchFlow and how it can help you conceptualize your projects before turning them into reality. If not, I highly recommend you check out the Mix ‘09 session Sketch Flow: From Concept to Production. One of the tasks common to prototyping and actual development is planning navigation between pages (or screens)….


The Role of Sketching in Software Development

It only been since 2006 that we seriously started to drive WPF adoption, and Silverlight 2 hit the web just a scant 11 months ago. Still, in such short time ISVs have created some amazing things with these platforms. Unfortunately, though the platforms themselves have seen some serious adoption, inclusion of design in the software…


XAMLfest Going Online

Several of you joined us last October for the pilot XAMLfest in Houston Texas. The tour has grown up quite a bit since then, and we’re now starting to cover Silverlight 3 and Blend 3. Even better, we’re taking the tour online so you don’t have to leave the office to attend or get a…


Blend Tips and Tricks

I’ll be presenting Blend Tips and Tricks for application designers in a few venues over the next two months. The first session is tomorrow night at the D2Sig user group here in Houston. As usual, I’m ‘borrowing’ from other excellent resources created by excellent people within Microsoft to do this presentation. I’d like to give…