Shane Morris: UXB

A User eXperience Blog, by a User eXperience Bloke

January, 2007

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About Shane Morris: UXB

Hi, my name is Shane Morris, and I am a "User Experience Evangelist" at Microsoft, based in Melbourne, Australia. I have worked as an interaction designer / information architect / usability specialist since 1991.

My reason for blogging is to share what I know and what Microsoft knows about user experience. Although I am passionate about many things, this blog will just be about user experience / interaction design / information architecture / usability / user-centred design etc.

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    Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista

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    Check out this video preview of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista.Uses lots of whizzy WPF and Vista tricks like transparency, scaling and sidebar gadgets. From an interaction design perspective my favourite bit is the voice-level indicator. Gives users...
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    BlueScreen2007

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    User Experience Principle #2: The user should always feel in control. So I've been going through the tutorials for Expression Blend coz I'm supposed to be an expert at it by now. However, on my machine at work I couldn't get any of my applications...
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    iPhone design and sub-pixellating

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    I'm sure you'll have no problems finding iPhone content. I'll just pick this one, which tells a bit of the design story. http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1575410-1,00.html . Just goes to show, that, done well, the user experience starts...
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    The yin to my yang

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    Everybody please welcome Scott Barnes . Scott is our shiny new web VAR evangelist, based in Brisbane. If my job is to reach out to designers about everything UX, then Scott's job is very similar, but with more developer focus. So the good news for me...
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    Free tickets - "Interaction Design Studio" dry-run

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    I am running a new tutorial entitled “Interaction Design Studio” at CHI07 . This is a spin-off from “Principles of Interaction Design”, and is a short, no-lecturing, exercises-only studio session to give interaction designers a chance to build their design...
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    2 Yins for every Yang

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    Obviously, Scott Barnes just doesn't have enough firepower to keep up with me, so Frank has provided me (well, us, but I like to think 'me') with a new playmate. Based in Sydney, Michael Kordahi is also focussing on evangelising to the Web developer/designer...
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