3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia

Explore the how and why of great UI. If you believe you're not an artist, that UI is merely subjective, or that a great UI is not worth the effort, then this session is for you. We'll learn how to measure UI quality, covering user models, entry points, orienteering and discoverability, with tips and code samples for the WPF and .NET developer sprinkled throughout. Regardless of whether you're building WPF applications or the traditional WinForms or Web ones, you'll learn how to reduce visual noise, lower barriers to entry, enhance clarity and in general make your applications a pleasure to use. It's all about making your customers happy, and this session will show you how.

Mark Miller is a C# MVP with strong expertise in decoupled design, plug-in architectures, and great UI. Mark is Chief Architect of the IDE Tools division at Developer Express, and is the visionary force behind productivity tools like CodeRush and Refactor!, as well as the DXCore extensibility layer for Visual Studio. Mark is a member of INETA and a popular speaker at conferences around the world and has been writing software for over two decades.

Mark Miller points out the week's idiots in "People Dumber Than Me" at http://mondays.pwop.com/sample.aspx.

Prizes: We will be giving away swag.

Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus, Building SE-6, Room 233 Telus Theatre, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 3H2

Registration: not required

Sponsored By: INETA

The Vancouver .netBC Users Group is a community organization established on 03/03/03. Our sponsors are Microsoft, BCIT, INETA (www.ineta.org), Pacific Online, and BCJobs.com. We focus on software development. There are no fees for attending and all are welcome. Please invite anyone you know who might be interested. The users group registration site is located at www.netbc.ca.

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