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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

I can see the light -- Silverlight 2.0
Silverlight 2.Oh My God! Shawn Burke posted about his endeavors with Silverlight 2.0 and he says one very important thing... "I'm having fun!" Man that is what it should be about. Programming should be fun and not a hassle. I am expecting some instant gratification from Silverlight 2.0. Shawn also points to Scott Gu's blog. If you aren't watching that blog like a hawk already you really need to subscribe. Not to be overly dramatic, but coming from a thick client background, Silverlight 2.0 is going ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 3:31 PM

User Interface Smackdown 2007
As I had mentioned in my review of the NJUX meeting the User Experience movement seems to still be in its infancy stages. So I am psyched to see things like Josh Holmes' blog about the User Interface Smackdown 2007. These are exactly the types of meetings and conversations that need to happen to bring more momentum and attention to the User Experience. It was also great to see that the attendees were cross vendor (Microsoft & Adobe). This is a reaffirmation for the NJUX that we need to be cross ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 10:01 AM

It is all about the SWAG!
Peter Laudati asks a very interesting question... Why do you or don't you attend a user group? It's all about the SWAG! You know the goodies they give out at user group meetings... software, tee-shirts, and pizza... Actually this is a really great question to ponder as I am trying to start a new user group (NJUX) myself. Why... why go through the trouble of setting up a meeting place, scheduling speakers and coordinating with other user groups. Well as Paul Kimmel so eloquently states a lot of it ......

Posted On Thursday, March 15, 2007 11:08 AM

NJUX Re-cap
The NJUX meeting was a great event. Thanks to everyone who turned out! A big lesson learned is that South Orange may not be the most ideal location to get to. We'll need to figure out a new location when the time is right. There was some really meaningful dialog about just what a "User Experience" group should focus on. The consensus seemed to be that User Experience (especially in the Enterprise) is still in its infancy. So that will bring some challenges to the group. Some of the ideas that came ......

Posted On Monday, March 26, 2007 11:01 AM


Posted On Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:31 AM

NJUX Meeting 3-22-2007

Just a reminder that the kick off NJUX meeting will be tomorrow at the GasLight Brewery on South Orange Avenue in South Orange New Jersey.  I hope to see you there!!!!


Posted On Wednesday, March 21, 2007 1:33 PM

NJUX Meeting
HEY JERSEY (especially New York City commuters)! I've talked and talked about it. Well here it is and it will be in an unlikely location! WHAT: New Jersey User eXperience Group kick off meeting WHERE: GasLight Brewery, 15 S Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079 WHEN: Thursday March 22nd @ 6:30 PM WHY: This will be the organizing meeting for NJUX. We will determine our mission statement & goals and set up a regular meeting schedule, determine speakers(topics) and final location city/town. I picked ......

Posted On Monday, March 12, 2007 12:13 PM

Microsoft Expressions NYC Launch
From the minute I walked in the door, I could tell this was no developer tool launch. Or at least that is what Microsoft wanted us to think. The MS Expressions Launch in NYC was like no other that I had been to. There was Feng Shui, ambient music, artsy furniture, studio lighting at the top of 7 World Trade in a giant 52 floor studio. Actually some debated if it was just a completely unfinished floor or if it was suppose to be an art studio. Well no matter the atmosphere when it came to the business ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:06 PM

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