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Microsoft’s journey towards creating new technology strategies, platforms, tools and practices is to drive the next generation of software for consumers and the enterprise. It’s not without irony that one of the most neglected and challenging components of the software design process is understanding how to identify, design and implement the ‘experience’ that an individual will have with an interface. Learn how Microsoft is elevating ‘user experience’ to a first-class citizen in the software design and development process. Understand why ‘user experience’ may be one of the most important parts of an Architect’s job in creating new software that will matter.

Architecting for the user experience: The why, the what and the how will be our next ArcReady session. Our guest speaker will be Chris Bernard, User Experience Evangelist for Microsoft. Together with the Central Region Architect Evangelists, we’ll discuss the role of the user experience in architectural design and provide hands-on, practical guidance for getting better results in your own projects. We’ll discuss Microsoft technologies such as WPF, WPF/e, XAML and the new Expressions suite of products that allow designers, architects and developers to build great user experiences using the same base technologies. More importantly, we will discuss how architects can work with software design professionals in new and innovative ways to create the next generation of experiences and products that will be demanded by consumers and the enterprise.

Official Website: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032336805&Culture=en-US

Added by bryceglass on May 21, 2007

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