MIX registration open. Or, win a ticket!

MIX registrations are open for those who want to go old-school and actually pay for your ticket to Microsoft’s Next Web party showcase in Las Vegas in March. (Note, early-bird ends Jan 15.) Or, you could have a tilt at winnin’ your way to Vegas (baby). Check out the Restyle competition for a chance to…


Videos from MIX UK are up

Videos from the UX MIX conference are up, including heaps of stuff on Silverlight and Expression, as well as general user experience design stuff. You’ll find them here: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mix07/agenda.aspx


AIMIA "Future of Usability" Slides

Here are my slides from the AIMIA ‘Future of Usability‘ Panel on the 3rd of December. I really enjoyed the panel – lots of great ideas and discussion. If anyone would like a copy of the "Adding Software Value through Effective User Experience Design" whitepaper, you can contact me via the blog (over there, on…


Customer Experience: The Future of Usability – Dec 3, Sydney

A number of usability industry luminaries, plus me, are speaking on an AIMIA panel entitled “Customer Experience: The Future of Usability” in Sydney on Dec 3. I plan to talk about emerging pressures on user-centred-design: faster design, design by everyone etc. How can user experience professionals support the design of great customer experiences by everyone,…


Silverlight Splashes Out – DMF Presentation

Thanks to all who came along to my "Silverlight Splashes Out" session at Digital Media Festival in Sydney this week. Here are the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/shanemo/silverlight-splashes-out/ Blurb "Whether you’re animating 2D objects, simulating 3D environments, or creating broadcast-style video experiences, this session shows you the ins and outs of how to create stunning looking sites and…


New Horizons Expression/Silverlight designer training

New Horizons have posted details of their Expression/Silverlight designer training courses. So that’s two organisations providing Expression/Silverlight training for designers:(Note I’ve made some changes to the schedule – 26/Nov) New Horizons in Melbourne on December 13-14. Alpha Computer Consultants in Sydney on 10-11 December. (Or for a more developer focus: Readify.)


World Usability Day on Thursday

Thursday is World Usability Day and there are Australian Events in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. The theme this year is healthcare.


MIX on Campus – I know I’ll be there

Nick Ellery is doing a great job putting together the “MIX on campus” events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. MIX on campus is where we show some of the latest MS stuff to students, academia and, well, anyone who wants to come along. There’ll be a heavy emphasis on User Experience, games and, yes, jobs….


Australian Silverlight and Expression Training for Designers !

Apologies to all those who have been waiting too long for this, but we finally have designer-specific training available in Expression and SIlverlight here in Australia!(Note I’ve made some changes to the schedule – 26/Nov) Alpha Computer consultants are running their first two-day courses in Sydney on 10-11 December. New Horizons are running a two-day course…


AIMIA Award Nominations Open

Nominations are open for Australia’s interactive industry night-of-nights, the 14th annual AIMIA awards, which Microsoft is sponsoring. Nominations close on Friday the 9th, so get along and nominate your work.