Lo-Fi or Hi-Fi mockups? Blend Resource Dictionaries mean not having to choose

I was taught to avoid high-fidelity mockups for as long as possible. But there is an important role for high-fidelity mockups as well. If only we could have both… I’ve just finished reading "Design Vision" by Luke Wroblewski, Dirk Knemeyer, Bob Baxley, and Jim Leftwich. (I make it a policy never to be more than…


Shanemo and DelicateGenius do ‘Artists in Residence’

For the last week Kordesy and I have been at the Microsofties’ version of ‘Artists in Residence’ at Microsoft in Redmond. The idea of Artists in Residence is to give a developer/designer pair the chance to get some training and mentoring from experts while they work on a Silverlight project together over the course of…


Wireframing in Silverlight 1.0

If you are a designer working on a Silverlight 1.0 project, or if you are working with designers, check out the video by Arturo Toledo entitled "Workflow of Silverlight with Expression and Visual Studio from the recent "Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter" event in the US. Arturo talks about wireframing in Expression Blend and emphasises the…


The problem with UI specs

I met Rene de Paula, fellow UXE from Brazil, our “UX Summit” in Madrid(!) last week. In the break after my “Wireframing with Blend” session, Rene took me out into the hallway and shot this short video. Still need to work on those short answers… http://blogs.msdn.com/renedepaula/archive/2007/10/17/entrevista-prototipando-aplicacoes-interativas-ricas.aspx


High and Low Fidelity Prototyping

Gosh I love the serendipity that is Radio National. Today on Artworks they interviewed a ‘Concept Designer’. This guy (Iain) did conceptual mockups for movies like Ratatouille and the Star Wars prequels. The idea is to give the director a vision of how the movie will look before production starts. In this way this is the high-fidelity…