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A shift in focus
Well for those of you who follow me and my blog (and who doesn't); a major life change signifies a shift in focus on this blog. For over a year I have been a big proponent of good User Experience. But as I have made some very deliberate decisions in my career I am assuming a role as a Scrum Master and Delivery Manager. I will still have architectural responsibilities too. So to be true to the principles of software design that I believe in, I will stay true to User Experience in my new roles, I just ......

Posted On Friday, March 14, 2008 11:50 PM

FireStarter NYC
I will be presenting on the interaction of ASP.Net, ASP.Net AJAX, and Silverlight 1.0 this Saturday at Microsoft in NYC. I'll also be showing off a small bit of Expression Blend 2 December Preview. It is amazing how easy it is to pull all of these technologies together. Some of what I will be showing this Satruday is just a bridge until Silverlight 2.0 is released. But it is all relatively simple and once you've done the work once it is very re-usable. Hope I'll be seeing you there. --chaz ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:20 AM

A book providing a good User Experience????
Funny, I never thought a book could provide a good user experience. But sometimes it is the little things in life that are overlooked. I just bought Martin Fowler's book "Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture". And as always the book is written well and the content is aces. But what really dazzled me about the book is that the publisher (Addison Wesley) included a little red ribbon in the binding so I can mark my page. I know this is not new, but it is rare for a tech book. And it just ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 2, 2007 2:52 PM

Innovative User Experiences Kids Play
I have found two new inspirations for excellent user experience in a most unlikely place; my kid's toy box. Well so to speak anyway. The first inspiration is innovative from both a marketing perspective as well as a User Interface perspective. If you have a child from 5 to 15 you probably know about Webkinz. A very short explanation for those that don't. A toy manufacturer named Ganz sells little stuffed animals with a tag on the toe. The tag has a special code that allows you to care for and interact ......

Posted On Saturday, July 28, 2007 5:32 PM

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