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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: My two talks at Tech-Ed Australia and New Zealand

    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...
  • Blog Post: Remix registration is live – Register now and Save! Save! Save!

    It was weeks in the making, but the Remix Australia website is finally live and taking registrations. Check out the program and you’ll see we’ve been working hard to find the best speakers to cover all the latest Microsoft stuff for the web and beyond. Just look! There’s Surface, there’s Sketchflow,...
  • Blog Post: SEAT and the Super Real

    I was sent a link today to this site from the UK which is for the launch of the SEAT Exeo (it’s a car). Yes it’s built in Silverlight but what I really want to concentrate on is the design. Visual Design Firstly, it’s beautiful to look at. That’s good for Silverlight because if you ask me there have...
  • Blog Post: ‘Art and Science of UX’ Deepzoom Resurrected

    I’ve finally resurrected my ‘ Art and Science of UX’ Deepzoom from my TechEd 08 talk. (Click the link to open the full-page version, you'll need to 'Open' the file.) In this talk I discuss how user experience is both a wannabe science, as well as an art, and how that creates tension with those in...
  • 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: Gekko Expression Media Workshops

    Gekko Images in Sydney has introduced three new Expression Media courses: Expression Media as DAM   (Sydney November 25) Introduction to Using Expression Media   (Sydney November 26) Expression Media for Power Users  (Sydney November 27) Gekko has been working with Expression...
  • 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: The Delicate Genius and Shane discuss Silverlight

    Check out the podcast Kordesy and I did with Jeremy Kelaher at Tech.Ed . The Delicate Genius and Shane discuss Silverlight As Kordesy says, we talk about: Silverlight Adoption The state of Silverlight in Australia and who’s using it Designers and Silverlight/Expression They synergies between Mesh...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at PANPA on the Gold Coast this week

    I am speaking (twice!) at the PANPA Conference (Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association) this Wednesday (10th). I'll be demoing Deepzoom and Photosynth and talking about adding depth to web content. Here's the blurb: Taking away the toilet roll - new dimensions for newspapers on the Net Portable...
  • Blog Post: More RFID wrap-up

    Here's a further article re the RFID at Tech.ED from "RFID Journal": Microsoft Australia Seeks to Boost RFID Adoption Down Under They totally fail to mention my awesome Silverlight work! :-) Well, not to worry, you can check it out here. (Running in a test harness, obviously. Also these aren...
  • Blog Post: My slides from Tech.Ed Oz - WEB311Designing Compelling Silverlight User Experiences With Expression Studio

    Here are the slides from my second talk at Tech.Ed Australia: Web311 Designing Compelling Silverlight User Experiences With Expression Studio View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: expression studio; ) Unfortunately you don't get to see the demos, which were the bulk of the presentation...
  • Blog Post: When every action has an unequally large reaction

    I love this Live Messenger Campaign highlighted by fellow User Experience Evangelist from the Netherlands, Martin Tirion . Built in Silverlight, it's a great example of one of the oldest user engagement tricks in the book: for a small action from the user, provide a big and dramatic response. I guess...
  • Blog Post: Expression, Silverlight, User Experience and Web Futures - my 2.5 sessions at Tech.Ed Oz

    Here are the details for my sessions at Tech.Ed Australia : My Breakout Sessions The art and science behind creating a great user experience ARC301 03/09/2008 12:00-13:15 A great user experience means more than drop shadows and rounded corners. It might end with placing elements on a screen, but user...
  • Blog Post: More about the Tech.Ed Australia RFID visualisations

    More info has surfaced about the RFID work underway for Tech.Ed Australia , including the Silverlight visualisation I've been working on (in my spare time...). http://www.itnews.com.au/News/82864,silverlight-animations-back-microsoft-rfid-network.aspx and http://www.itnews.com.au/News/82862,microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight/Expression trainer wanted for Sydney

    Pandy from Alpha Computer Consultants tells me they are looking for a contract trainer in Expression and Silverlight: “Silverlight-Expression developer required for contract training position with Australia’s leading Publishing Training Provider Alpha Computer Consultants, for their Sydney...
  • Blog Post: I'm a Motion Design Newbie - TechEd attendee RFID visualiser thingy

    Coming from a background in old-school application design, designing for motion is something I didn't have to worry about much in the past - except for maybe the occasional sliding/expanding panel. However, in these days of 'one-page websites', animation and cinematography are finding their way more...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 features - 'We could go on and on'

    Chris Duckett from BuilderAU took Kordesy and me aside and quizzed us about Silverlight 2 at Remix . A lot of that interview seems to be on the cutting room floor? :-). Anyway, we managed to remember a few SL 2 features between us... http://www.builderau.com.au/video/soa/What-s-coming-in-Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Oz Remix Speaker Materials

    Here are the collated links to slides/resources/etc from our Remix Australia Speakers. I've only included specific links to Remix material. You can also find links to the speakers blogs etc on the Remix Speakers page . Enjoy! Shanemo Keynote Mark Pesce Transcript: http://blog.futurestreetconsulting...
  • Blog Post: 'Using Microsoft Silverlight for Creating Rich Mobile User Experiences' Slides

    Here are the slides from the Melbourne version of the Silverlight for mobile session for Remix Australia. Shanemo | View | Upload your own
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to our Remix Silverlight Video Clip competition winners!

    Firstly I'd like to thank all of those who entered our Remix Silverlight videoclip competition. Actually, scratch that, I'd like to thank both of you who entered our Remix Silverlight videoclip competition. Don't you people know how hard I worked on this! ;-) Nevertheless, the judges were really delighted...
  • Blog Post: Win a Silverlight Skateboard - Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest

    Why pay for a Remix 08 ticket when you can win one? And a Silverlight skateboard while you’re at it! Creating Silverlight™ animations with Expression Blend is quick and easy and to prove it we want you to have a go in the lead-up to Remix 08! So, we are running a Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip...
  • Blog Post: Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest

    Win a Silverlight Skateboard - Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest Why pay for a Remix 08 ticket when you can win one? And a Silverlight skateboard while you’re at it! Creating Silverlight™ animations with Expression Blend is quick and easy and to prove it we want you to have a go in the...
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