Architecting the next generation of software. The why, the what and the how.

Microsoft’s journey towards creating new technology strategies, platforms, tools and practices is to drive the next generation of software for consumers and the enterprise. It’s not without irony that one of the most neglected and challenging components of the software design process is understanding how to identify, design and implement the ‘experience’ that an individual will have with an interface. Learn how Microsoft is elevating ‘user experience’ to a first-class citizen in the software design and development process. Understand why ‘user experience’ may be one of the most important parts of an Architect’s job in creating new software that will matter.

Our next ArcReady program is called “Architecting for the User Experience.” Josh Holmes will discuss the role of the ‘user experience’ in architectural design and provide hands-on, practical guidance for getting better results in your own projects. We’ll discuss WPF, Silverlight, XAML and the new Expressions suite of products that allow designers, architects and developers to build great ‘user experiences’ using the same base technologies. More importantly, we will discuss how architects can work with software design professionals in new and innovative ways to create the next generation of ‘experiences’ and products that will be demanded by consumers and the enterprise.

9:00am – 10:15am

Session 1: “Why the User Experience Matters in Architecture”

Define why and how architects should address the user experience as they design software.

10:30am – 11:45am

Session 2: “Architecting for the User Experience”

How does it all come together.

Who Should Attend?

Senior developers who are responsible for architecting the solutions they develop or who are interested in becoming an architect in their organization.

Registration

Sign up at www.arcready.com. There are also other cities on the schedule in June (see the link), and there will be another round of content quarterly.  Come see what your architect peers are working on!