December UX Events

Do you build Flash/ AJAX/ CSS/ user centred UI’s for the web? Are you the one person in the business that fights to get more of the project budget spent on user centric design and intuitive UIs? Are you the “creative one” that is forced to work with developers that never listen to your ideas?…

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SWF2XAML (Flash to XAML) – Mike’s at it again!

Michael Swanson earlier in the year wrote a plugin for Adobe Illustrator that exports Al vector art to XAML. I used this to create a XAML map of New Zealand for my Tech.Ed presentation. Michael has been tinkering again (outside of worktime) and come up with SWF2XAML: A Tool to Convert Flash Files to XAML. This is…

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Bill Gates @ Stanford University

Gates – “we’re at the beginning of something important again” in the development of technology

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Ohhh PodCast sooooo Web 2.0 (i think?)

Last year I did the book interview, last week it was my first podcast (if you don’t count video 1 2 3 4 :)… great job Nick for pulling this together. If you want to hear about Windows CardSpace or just hear my voice check it out 🙂

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TradeMe Design!

I was talking to Rowan a few weeks ago and he mentioned that TradeMe was working on a new CSS designed site (amongst other changes). How did Rowan put it? “it’s an evolution rather than a revolution”… I think you could use this same quote when talking about IE7! Check out the sneak preview at http://preview.trademe.co.nz, and…

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World Usability Day in Auckland

Paul Lo and I took some time out yesterday lunchtime to go on the… thanks Justine for organising this, take the photo tour on Flickr.

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Auckland in 3D…

With all the talk about 3D lately I was very impressed with what was created when Weta Workshop combined with Warren and Mahoney to produce this 3D animated video of Auckland to highlight the proposed new waterfront stadium.

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Photosynth

One of the true pieces of innovation I saw when I was up in Orlando a few months ago was Photosynth. What is Photosynth in a nutshell? It is the ability to create a 3D model from thousands of photographs. Think about this for a moment, take something like a set of photos about the…

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Windows Vista has RTM’d

Read the press release here.  The gold code for Vista and Office will be up on MSDN within the week, if you haven’t already purchase your discounted MSDN subscription today!

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Virtual Earth 3D

I saw a demo of Virtual Earth 3D a month ago and was impressed with the vision and possibilities of the platform. Check out http://www.my3dvistas.com/ unfortunately you’ll need to change your language settings to en-us before installing the viewer, since VE3D is only available in some geographies other languages/ geographies are being blocked from installing with…

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