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  • Blog Post: What does Microsoft have to offer Digital Agencies? Microsoft Innovation Days

    In December DPE (where I work at Microsoft) and the Partner Team are getting together to run a series of “ Innovation Days ” in five Australian cities. Innovation Days are a rapid tour of some of the latest goodies from Microsoft, with a focus on how they can benefit your business. We’ve divided the...
  • Blog Post: Free Silverlight training in Melbourne, February 21st.

    The Silverlight Designer and Developer Network are holding a free Silverlight training day on Saturday the 21st of February. Details on the SDDN website
  • Blog Post: Artists in Residence rocked so much it hurt

    Well we had our first Silverlight Artists in Residence last week in Melbourne and it totally rocked. Really. I was ready for the first one to be a bit average, but we left average in our dust. Jordan Knight from Readify was an awesome facilitator. He not only has deep Silverlight skills, he is really...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Silverlight 'Artists in Residence' - Melbourne 1-5 December

    Back in February, Kordesy and I attended a program called "Artists in Residence" in Redmond . We had a blast, and learned stuff too! So Kordesy was determined to bring the Artists in Residence magic to Australia. Therefore... announcing the first Aussie Artists in Residence! Artists in Residence...
  • Blog Post: I'm speaking at IDEF08, November 12 in Melbourne.

    I'll be speaking on Wednesday November 12 at the " Develop - Industry Symposium and Showcase ", part of IDEF08, the International Digital Entertainment Festival in Melbourne. Here's the blurb: Welcome to the Social Back in the 'olden days', people worried that computers and technology would...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Designer and Developer Network launches in Melbourne

    Jordan Knight has sent out the announcement - and the (temporary) website is up, so the rumours must be true - The Silverlight Designers and Developer Network has been launched. The first meeting is Thursday November 27th at Microsoft in Melbourne, and features two fantastic speakers: Jonas Follesoe...
  • Blog Post: August de los Reyes speaking in Melbourne 23 Sept on Microsoft Surface

    August de los Reyes , User Experience Director for Microsoft Surface , will be in Melbourne on Tuesday, September 23, before keynoting Web Directions in Sydney . August is a great speaker , and a really nice guy too and has kindly agreed to speak at CHISIG that evening. August will be speaking about...
  • Blog Post: Speaking on 'Agile or Fragile? Practicing UCD on Agile development projects' May 27

    I am joining an esteemed group of panelists for a CHISIG event next Tuesday the 27th of May in Melbourne Panel: Agile or Fragile? Practicing UCD on Agile development projects Tuesday 27 May 6 pm (for 6.30 start) Panel participants are: Shane Morris from Microsoft, Brett Collinson from SEEK...
  • Blog Post: Web Directions User Experience - Melbourne 15-16 May

    The Web Directions team are conducting an outreach program this year, and are bringing a new side conference: "Web Directions UX" to Melbourne. Heaps of top Aussie and international user experience speakers. A full day two track conference , plus an optional extra day of workshops , focussing...
  • Blog Post: Aussie Web and UX highlights for Remix - have we missed any?

    Do you have cool Web/UX stuff that should be shown off at Remix? At Remix last year we promised that in 2008 we would turn the stage over to you guys and highlight the great work Aussies are doing with all the new gear. True to our word, we're planning to showcase some great Australian work at Remix...
  • Blog Post: Mark your Calendars! Remix 08 (Melbourne and Sydney) is on

    Ok, Finula has aligned all the necessary ducks, and we are go for Remix 08 in Australia! This year we are sharing the love around and taking Remix to: Sydney - Tuesday May 20th, and Melbourne- Thursday May 22nd For those that weren't at Remix last year, it's where we take all the best bits...
  • Blog Post: Luke Wroblewski on "Designing for Web 2.0" - Melbourne, Feb 7th

    Noted U.S. user interface designer, Luke Wroblewski will be in Melbourne for the VALA conference in February, and has kindly agreed to present at the first CHISIG Victoria meeting for 2008. Topic: “ Designing for Web 2.0 ” Venue: University of Melbourne Lecture theatre 2 ICT building...
  • Blog Post: New Horizons Expression/Silverlight designer training

    New Horizons have posted details of their Expression/Silverlight designer training courses . So that's two organisations providing Expression/Silverlight training for designers: (Note I've made some changes to the schedule - 26/Nov) New Horizons in Melbourne on December 13-14. Alpha Computer...
  • Blog Post: World Usability Day on Thursday

    Thursday is World Usability Day and there are Australian Events in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. The theme this year is healthcare.
  • Blog Post: MIX on Campus - I know I'll be there

    Nick Ellery is doing a great job putting together the "MIX on campus" events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. MIX on campus is where we show some of the latest MS stuff to students, academia and, well, anyone who wants to come along. There'll be a heavy emphasis on User Experience, games and, yes,...
  • Blog Post: Australian Silverlight and Expression Training for Designers !

    Apologies to all those who have been waiting too long for this, but we finally have designer-specific training available in Expression and SIlverlight here in Australia! (Note I've made some changes to the schedule - 26/Nov) Alpha Computer consultants are running their first two-day courses in...
  • Blog Post: Discussion group: Design-led Innovation - Nov 22nd, Melbourne

    I am leading a discussion around my “Design-led Innovation” talk for a Melbourne UX Community of Practice on 22 nd of November from 6pm. Venue: Boral 676 Lorimer St, Port Melbourne (map attached) All welcome Design–led Innovation Just when we think we can’t deliver interactive products and services any...
  • Blog Post: UXIDIA Lunch in Melbourne this Fri (21st)

    A bunch of us are getting together for lunch in Melbourne this Friday. Details here: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/265404/ . Please rsvp on Upcoming if you're coming so I can book. (UXIDIA stands for User eXperience, Interaction Design, Information Architecture - I made it up.)
  • Blog Post: Speaking at AIMIA Victoria Wed August 22

    OK, reboot. I am speaking at AIMIA (Victoria) on Wed August 22nd. Design–led Innovation Just when we think we can’t deliver interactive products and services any faster, a new technology wave comes along that enables us to work even more rapidly. This comes at a price, though: innovation tends...
  • Blog Post: AIMIA talk delayed to August

    Ok, so my AIMIA talk has been delayed - currently looking at dates in August. Stay tuned.
  • Blog Post: Speaking at AIMIA Victoria Wed July 25

    Update - this talk has been delayed to August 22 According to my diary I am speaking at AIMIA (Victoria) on Wed July 25th. This hasn't shown up in the AIMIA calendar yet though... Design–led Innovation Just when we think we can’t deliver interactive products and services any faster, a new technology...
  • Blog Post: Free online Expression training!

    Arturo Toledo, our UX technical product manager back in Redmond has pointed out some free Expression training on from Lynda.com and TotalTraining. The Lynda.com Expression Blend training is presented by Lee Brimelow , who is a guest speaker at Remix later this month in Melbourne. Note that Lee...
  • Blog Post: And I'm speaking at Web Standards Group in Melbourne on June 7th.

    Same topic: "Designers and Developers - Learning to get along". Keep an eye on the Web Standards Group website for details.
  • Blog Post: ReMIX brings the best of MIX downunder

    So I've just returned from MIX and CHI . My tutes seemed to go well at CHI, and MIX was great fun. There were a bunch of Aussies there among the 2,100 developers and designers in Venice Las Vegas learning about the latest MS stuff, as well as hearing industry luminaries like Clement Mok (I shook his...
  • Blog Post: Get a (bigger) room! Age of UX Melb gets upsized.

    Apologies to all those who have not been able to register for Age of User Experience in Melbourne - we ran out of space! We've upsized the venue and registratons are now open again. Thanks Mon for your help!
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