Shane Morris: UXB

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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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    Silverlight Splashes Out - DMF Presentation

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    Thanks to all who came along to my "Silverlight Splashes Out" session at Digital Media Festival in Sydney this week. Here are the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/shanemo/silverlight-splashes-out/ Blurb "Whether you're animating 2D objects...
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    New Horizons Expression/Silverlight designer training

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    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...
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    World Usability Day on Thursday

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

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    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...
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    Australian Silverlight and Expression Training for Designers !

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    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...
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    AIMIA Award Nominations Open

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    Nominations are open for Australia's interactive industry night-of-nights, the 14th annual AIMIA awards, which Microsoft is sponsoring. Nominations close on Friday the 9th, so get along and nominate your work.
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    Top 100 User-Centred Blogs, including... Me!

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    Some guys at virtualhosting.com have produced a list of their " Top 100 User-centered Blogs ", and I seemed to have just scraped in. Also on the list are: My old colleague from Hiser , now at Frog Design , Gabriel White , and My new colleague from Microsoft...
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    Discussion group: Design-led Innovation - Nov 22nd, Melbourne

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    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...
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    Who needs designers?

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    "And you pay your designers how much ?!?" Thanks to Clemens Lutsch for bringing this to our attention.
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    Emotional Design, not just Usable Design

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    At a presentation at ComputerShare last week I spoke about the various "flavours" of user experience, and the fact that usability alone does not guarantee a great user experience. We talked about how it is easier to 'engineer' usability - there are processes...
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    The problem with UI specs

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    I met Rene de Paula, fellow UXE from Brazil, our "UX Summit" in Madrid(!) last week. In the break after my " Wireframing with Blend " session, Rene took me out into the hallway and shot this short video. Still need to work on those short answers... http...
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    "Principles of Interaction Design" at OzCHI 2007, Adelaide 28th Nov 2007

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    I'll be teaching " Principles of Interaction Design " at OzCHI again this year, this time in Adelaide. Also some interesting tutes on Cultural Probes by Gerry Gaffney and John Murphy , Forms Design by Caroline Jarrett and maybe someone from Hiser ...
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    Aussie Expression Users: Reveal Yourselves!

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    We've set up a little mailing list/group for Aussie Expression users. The intention is not to replace all the Expression community resources out there (many of which are up on the group’s Links page ), or to replace other developer-focused resources,...
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    What's Expression?

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    "What's Expression?", Ron Jacobs asks Shane Morris, who even manages to slip a gag in! This video was taken at TechEd on the Gold Coast. What’s Expression? Shane Morris, Microsoft User Experience Evangelist, and Ron Jacobs, host of ARCast.TV , carry on...
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    No Ideas but in Things

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    Only just found this while researching for a completely different blog post. Love it. http://www.noideasbutinthings.com/ixd/ "No Ideas But In Things is a library of controls, animations, layouts, and displays that might be a source of inspiration for...
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    User Feedback and the Halo Silverlight site

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    If you've got nothing nice to say... One of the problems with having joined Microsoft is that it's harder to criticise. Anyone who has attended my courses (coming up at OzChi , by the way) knows how I rely on sympathetic critique to build interaction...
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    WPF, Silverlight and Expression neatly explained in New Zealandish

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    The guys at the ZamDes User Group over in Kiwiland have scraped together various info about WPF, Silverlight, XAML and Expression into a good little PowerPoint overview. Follow this link to ZamDes User Group (zamdes.com) and look out for the PowerPoint...
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    Expression Blend 2 September Preview, and Expression Newsletter

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    A new preview of Expression Blend 2 - the September preview - is out now and it's free. It has lots of new features for easier creation of animations, including node animation - something I was asked about a lot at TechEd in Malaysia. Get it here...
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    ARCast UX interview - now with added vision

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    I ran into Ron Jacobs at TechEd and he told me the video has been posted for my interview with him last year for ARCast. (I posted up a link to the audio back in April - this is the same, just with pictures of me squinting into the sun). I don't think...
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    All Blacks Silverlight Gadget

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    I've no intention of announcing every Silverlight site that appears, but the All Blacks sidebar gadget is pretty cool. The funny part is how they didn't allow enough space for a three-digit score against Portugal. Maybe the designer wasn't a Kiwi? Go...
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    UXIDIA Lunch in Melbourne this Fri (21st)

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    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...
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    Wireframing in Blend - Starter Project

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    Thanks to everyone who came along to my "Wireframing and Prototyping in Expression Blend" at Teched in Malaysia. Here's a link to the WPF Wireframing Starter project and the PowerPoint file. Good luck with your wireframing in Blend - feel free to send...
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    Readify Silverlight Workshop - Sydney 24-26 October

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    Readify are running a 3-day Silverlight workshop in October. Looking at the outline, this course is much more developer-focused than designer-focused, but may be of interest to some.
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    IdentityMine on the creation of the Entertainment Tonight Silverlight Emmy Awards site

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    Kordesy has found a great video on how the Entertainment Tonight Emmys site was designed and built in Silverlight.
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    Remix videos all up

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    Kordesy has done a sterling job and all the Remix videos are now up for viewing at Postmix .
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