Monthly archives: February, 2011

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WPF lip service at it again

I’ve been watching the WPF Disciples list regarding FIXWPF with some obvious keen interest. The thread has taken on an interesting level of discussion and guys like Pete Brown are doing the right thing, listening, responding and taking notes. Jaime however has jumped on and given the – we’ve heard it all before – riot…




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UX Lab: Changing the way you handle CRUD workflow

I often see a lot of consistent patterns in the way applications are being built when it comes to generic create, read, update and delete (CRUD) workflows . The usual pattern is that a screen starts off with a add/remove action followed by a very large datagrid and probably some paging. A user would then…


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Going full Metro.

I uploaded one single Metro inspired design that I once did for Microsoft India/Asia and the next thing I know I’m being asked to do more for other clients. I shouldn’t complain, money is money and I’m the type of guy who will unzip if the price is right – there’s a lasting image. It…




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The principles of Microsoft Metro UI decoded

The phrase “authentically digital” makes me want to barf rainbow pixels. This was a quote pulled from a Windows Phone 7 reviewer when he first got a hold of the said phone. At first you could arguably rail against the concept of what Authentically Digital means and simply lock it into the yet another marketing…




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MVP – Most Valuable Professional. Is it or isn’t it?

David Woods wrote a blog post earlier this week which he outlines his thoughts on the MVP Program(s) at Microsoft – specifically the lack of value he finds in it. Here are some notes if you will on some types of questions I’ve witnessed or have sensed gone unasked over the years inside Microsoft. Is…




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What happens when you bring the UX person in last.

How many of you have been to a conference that has a UX/UI Person on stage discussing the mystic art of software development and design? In that said session they at some point raise the slide that outlines you should engage a UX person early and think about UI/UX from the start. How many of…


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