Well, there's only so many coffees I can drink in one-to-one sessions with designers, so we're going for mass-market appeal with a little roadshow we've called "The Age of User Experience". (A title I stole from a Microsoft presentation by Parimal Deshpande, senior product manager for Windows Presentation Foundation.)

Were gonna take this show around the country over time, and first stop is Canberra, and the date is Wednesday the 28th of February, 2007.

The plan is to take a couple of hours to introduce Microsoft's strategy when it comes to user experience, talk about future directions in the user experience design 'industry', and yes, demo WPF, WPF/E and the Expression products. The focus will be on what designers need to know about MS user experience tools (interaction designers, web designers, information architects, usability engineers...).

We're also getting different local organisations to talk and/or present at these events. The guest list will vary for each city, but I'm rapt to annouce that Alinta Thornton from my old mates at Hiser, will be taking in Canberra on "User Experience - where to from here?".

Here is a preview of the event invitation, and this is where you can register.

If you're in Canberra, I hope we'll see you there. Other states: be patient, the dates are coming!