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In his blog post, Kevin Kennedy talked about how WPF became the primary platform for Surface development. As a follow up to that, I thought it might be good to mention some resources you can use to get started learning WPF programming. This is by no means a comprehensive list, nor is it intended as an endorsement, but here are some resources to consider as you embark on becoming a Microsoft Surface developer.
There are, of course, many more resources out there but this should give you some good places to get started. If you have other WPF learning options you’d like to share, please mention them in the comments. Thanks! - Mark
This Saturday (April 4, 2009), Dennis Wixon and yours truly (along with three researchers from Finland--Giulio Jacucci and Ann Morrison--and Canada--Scott MacKenzie) will be co-hosting a workshop at the annual SIG-CHI conference in Boston. The conference brings together a few thousand international academic researchers, practitioners, and students, and features some of the latest thinking and application around human-computer interaction.
The workshop that we are hosting, named Multitouch and Surface Computing, brings in both seasoned and fledgling researchers representing both the private and public sector from several countries. Browse through the attached program and you will discover that some of the brightest, including three of our own—Celine Aston-Smith, Jennifer McCormick, and Daniel Wigdor—will be present.
Through this site, Dennis and I will try our best to share some of the cutting-edge human-computer interaction science, theories, debates, etc. around multitouch. Stay tuned!!!
Microsoft Surface and education are like peanut butter and jelly. Microsoft Surface is like that with a number of markets, but there's something about kids interacting with a computer in a very accessible way that seems right. Microsoft worked with Infusion and RM (who also worked with Lightbox Education) to create applications for schools. The video below is a video case study of what happened when they dropped it off for a day with teachers and students. You'll also see some of the Microsoft applications (puzzles) and VectorForm (Surface DJ) featured in the video below. You can also see more education concepts that we've covered in the past with nsquared. Both were at BETT with Microsoft Surface.
As a BONUS, here's an excellent video created by DPE UK which goes in depth about the development of the Finguistics application with RM and Infusion. This doesn't just relate to education, but more broadly to the development of Microsoft Surface applications as I've covered in the past (1)(2)(3).
What do you think?