UXpod Interview: Microsoft Surface and multi-touch interfaces

Late last year my good friend Gerry Gaffney interviewed me for his UXpod podcast. We chatted about Microsoft Surface, the Lonely Planet project and designing multi-touch and tangible UI’s in general. It was great to chat with Gerry, and an honour to be included in such prestigious company! Read the transcript or download the audio…


What does Microsoft have to offer Digital Agencies? Microsoft Innovation Days

In December DPE (where I work at Microsoft) and the Partner Team are getting together to run a series of “Innovation Days” in five Australian cities. Innovation Days are a rapid tour of some of the latest goodies from Microsoft, with a focus on how they can benefit your business. We’ve divided the day into…


UX Australia – Canberra 26-28 August

The first ever UX Australia Conference is coming up in August in Canberra. Donna, Steve, Andrew and Danielle have a great line-up of speakers from Australia and overseas. Oh, and me. I’m doing 3 presentations (gulp!): 1. Pre-conference Workshop: Interaction Design Studio This Half-day workshop focuses on building skills generating and critiquing user interface design…


Remix Australia Lonely Planet Surface Demo

The Lonely Planet Surface application that Amnesia Razorfish showed at Remix has been generating heaps of interest, so I’m pleased to say that the videos are finally online for your viewing pleasure. First check out the Lonely Planet keynote demo (around 7.5 minutes): Then for more detail on designing for touch and multitouch, and for…


Remix registration is live – Register now and Save! Save! Save!

It was weeks in the making, but the Remix Australia website is finally live and taking registrations. Check out the program and you’ll see we’ve been working hard to find the best speakers to cover all the latest Microsoft stuff for the web and beyond. Just look! There’s Surface, there’s Sketchflow, there’s Blend, there’s Silverlight,…


I’m speaking at IDEF08, November 12 in Melbourne.

I’ll be speaking on Wednesday November 12 at the "Develop – Industry Symposium and Showcase", part of IDEF08, the International Digital Entertainment Festival in Melbourne. Here’s the blurb: Welcome to the Social Back in the ‘olden days’, people worried that computers and technology would take away our ability to relate to one another. Nowadays, we…


The Delicate Genius and Shane discuss Silverlight

Check out the podcast Kordesy and I did with Jeremy Kelaher at Tech.Ed. The Delicate Genius and Shane discuss Silverlight As Kordesy says, we talk about: Silverlight Adoption The state of Silverlight in Australia and who’s using it Designers and Silverlight/Expression They synergies between Mesh and Silverlight Surface


Tatham Oddie and the Miracle of the Surface App

Tatham Oddie has done it again, this time creating an awesome little Surface demo application in just two days for Tech.Ed Australia. It was unveiled in the exhibition hall tonight:


August de los Reyes speaking in Melbourne 23 Sept on Microsoft Surface

August de los Reyes, User Experience Director for Microsoft Surface, will be in Melbourne on Tuesday, September 23, before keynoting Web Directions in Sydney. August is a great speaker, and a really nice guy too and has kindly agreed to speak at CHISIG that evening. August will be speaking about designing for emotion and how…


Surface – It’s real! and Arturo Toledo previews his MIX presentation

Kordesy and I skipped class at the Silverlight Artists in Residence program at Microsoft in Seattle today to seek out a Microsoft Surface and find out if they are real. Check out the video:  DG.TV Microsoft Surface Turns out they are real! The interaction is very smooth and natural on the sample applications (nothing too…