Putting the advanced capabilities of WPF and Silverlight to full use requires collaboration, experimentation, and iterative prototyping. In this session, you’ll see all five sequential prototypes for the acclaimed StaffLynx application and discuss practices that worked and didn’t work in real–world advanced UI development. We’ll also discuss the role of visual and interactive designers in creating new era user interfaces, give some tips on how to think about using WPF and Silverlight capabilities to make interfaces feel natural and less stressful to users, and cover the most valuable lessons learned from a real–world project using advanced, next generation user interface technology.
This session looks at the importance of right-brained thinking in UI design and suggest strategies for left-brain-tending developers to learn to tap into right-brain skills. It’s a truism in our industry that many developers just can’t design user interfaces. Why not? Because most developers are classic left-brain thinkers. They are skilled at procedural logic and deductive logic, and they hone their left-brain capabilities every day by writing code. However, user interface design, particularly in the era of advanced UI technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft Silverlight, requires right brain skills too: visual sense, pattern matching, and empathy with users. The ideal UI designer marries the best of both sides of their mind.
Having some programming knowledge as an interactive professional can set you apart from the rest. Come learn the essentials of C# for creating interactivity in Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation in this session, and add another weapon to your design arsenal.
An interview with UK based startup IPrinciples who specialise in rich UI using XAML. We discuss the need for designers, the importance of Expression Design and why they favour WPF over Silverlight before talking about how useful Microsoft BizSpark is for startups.
Come delve into Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Microsoft’s latest frameworks for building rich internet experiences and desktop applications. Topics covered include: data binding and tips for writing data-driven applications; using styles and templates to customize the appearance of standard controls; and getting the best performance from your data bound application. This presentation assumes you’re already familiar with the XAML markup language and the basics of the object model shared by Silverlight and WPF.keep looking »