My two talks at Tech-Ed Australia and New Zealand

I will be doing two presentations at Tech-Ed on the Gold Coast (8-11 Sep) and Auckland (14-16 Sep). The first talk is in the Architecture track, and the second in the Web/UX track. Silverlight Won’t Save Your User Experience, You Will. You think adding a Silverlight UI to your application will solve your usability problems?…

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My slides from AIMIA Customer Experience Session

Here are my slides from my talk at the AIMIA Customer Experience and Usability seminar in Sydney yesterday. Customer Experience and the 3 F’s View more presentations from Shane Morris. Thanks for all the positive feedback, I had a great time and I think we covered some important topics. Steve Baty from Meld did a…

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SEAT and the Super Real

I was sent a link today to this site from the UK which is for the launch of the SEAT Exeo (it’s a car). Yes it’s built in Silverlight but what I really want to concentrate on is the design. Visual Design Firstly, it’s beautiful to look at. That’s good for Silverlight because if you…

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‘Art and Science of UX’ Deepzoom Resurrected

I’ve finally resurrected my ‘Art and Science of UX’ Deepzoom from my TechEd 08 talk. (Click the link to open the full-page version, you’ll need to ‘Open’ the file.) In this talk I discuss how user experience is both a wannabe science, as well as an art, and how that creates tension with those in…

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I’m presenting “Website to Webapp” at Web DU, Sydney, 21-22 May

The WebDU gods have smiled on me, and I am presenting “Website to WebApp: Designing for Workflow” at WebDU in Sydney in May. I’m basing it on the talk I gave at Oz-IA, but I’ll probably skip some of the historical stuff for the venerable WebDU crowd and talk more practically about how to bridge…

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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…

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You can be a usability specialist like Olly

Nice to see "Technology Usability Specialist" highlighted on the ABC’s "Ace Day Jobs" site. Technology Usability Specialist I have to agree with Oliver, one of the best parts of the job is the variety – I personally have worked for organisation ranging from defence to retailers to utilities to media companies. (Oh, and large software…

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"The Art and Science of UX" at CHISIG Adelaide on Tuesday

I’ll be reprising my Tech.Ed talk – “The Art and Science of UX” at CHISIG tomorrow night (30th) in Adelaide. A great user experience means more than drop shadows and rounded corners. It might end with placing elements on a screen, but user experience starts much further upstream, maybe even before requirements! In this presentation…

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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…

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