I am stoked to announce that we are launching Expression Blend trainings countrywide!
Go on and register for a seat soon! I’ll bet they’ll get sold out fast….
Here’s more information: http://www.msreadiness.com/IL_abstract.asp?eid=5015813&seleid=5015813
If you are in Seattle, Click HERE to register
Jun 25 - 26, 20079:00AM-5:00PM Seattle, Washington
Overview:This two-day instructor-led training course provides attendees with a hands-on experience designing user experiences for Windows using Expression Blend a new tool for designers that enables them access to the power of the Windows Presentation Foundation.
About the Training:In this course students will work with the following tools and technologies:
Students will cover topics such a designing the user interface for a video player and then converting that into an actual fully functioning video player by defining dynamic layout, creating custom controls, incorporating video, binding controls to work with each other, binding to external XML data to create an interactive video catalog and more. Designers will also experience other real world scenarios where they will discover the huge potential that Expression Blend enables them to have to dramatically increase the experience of a Windows application. After the course, students will get access to a website containing all of the training materials.
Intro to Microsoft UX
In this session you will be introduced to the complete offer from Microsoft to create compelling User Experiences for Windows and the Web.
In this session you will experience the professional vector based graphic support of Expression Design. At the end you will use your creativity and design style to create an entire Video Player user interface.
Other Content Tools
In this session we will quickly review different professional design tools we use every day and we will provide you with some tips and tricks so you can prepare rich media content for Expression Blend.
Intro to Expression Blend
In this session you will learn the basics of Expression Blend in a fun end-to-end scenario where you will create a Video Player prototype. Through-out the session we will also provide some mini-labs that will help you learn more about WPF topics.
School of Fine Art
In this session you will go through a different approach to collaborate with developers to create a Windows experience. In this case you will be provided with a poorly designed WPF project built in Visual Studio. The project works perfectly and is robust and reliable, but you need to make it look much more attractive and compelling.
Fabrikam Retail Store
In this session you will go through another possible WPF collaboration scenario. In this case a designer has prepared some assets and resources for you. You will work on a UI for Fabrikam by following best practices in re-using some of these resources and creating many of your own.
Have fun learning!