As developers we love our frameworks and the elegance of code. Yet we often spend so much time staring at code we forget the essential user centered problem were trying to solve. In addition, due to the amazing and ever evolving frameworks/ tools / controls we have at our disposal, we often forgo what's most usable for what's most available. In this talk we will delve into these problems using examples written in Microsoft Silverlight, including the winning solution from the Microsoft Phizzpop Design Challenge LA.
About Michael Wolf - Michael Wolf has spent over a dozen years building web applications and is currently a Senior Rich Internet Application Developer for global leader Cynergy (www.cynergysystems.com). He recently was a member of the winning team for Microsoft's PhizzPop Development Challenge in LA, successfully developing an interactive media platform for a mock media conglomerate in 3 days using Microsoft Silverlight technology. Starting with his first web application in vi using Mosaic in 1994, Michael has been heavily involved in application development holding numerous senior development positions at Washington, DC and Baltimore, Md base companies including Real Magnet, Blue Atlas Interactive and Bally's Total Fitness.
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Added by AdamKinney on January 30, 2008