image I will be doing two presentations at Tech-Ed on the Gold Coast (8-11 Sep) and Auckland (14-16 Sep).

The first talk is in the Architecture track, and the second in the Web/UX track.

Silverlight Won't Save Your User Experience, You Will.

You think adding a Silverlight UI to your application will solve your usability problems? You think downloading Expression Studio will eliminate user error? You think all your website needs to be more engaging is a generous sprinkling of drop-shadows? Think again. A great user experience requires more than a layer of whizzy new technologies. User experience starts with an understanding of... users. In this sequel to last year's "Art and Science of User Experience", Shane Morris will explain how to use "user centred design" to create applications that are not just more usable and engaging, but may even be easier to build.

Free up the UX Bottleneck: Wireframing and Prototyping with Expression Blend and Sketchflow

As the on-screen behaviour of software applications becomes more and more sophisticated, it gets harder and harder to envision, validate and document your user interface. New features in Expression Blend 3, including Sketchflow, make user experience design an integral part of the software development lifecycle, and free up the UX bottleneck. Come see Expression Blend 3 and Sketchflow in action, and learn how to integrate conceptual design into your next project, regardless of platform.

I’ll also be hanging around the exhibition area

Be sure to come say Hi.

Oh and I also might be appearing on a panel…