[EVENT] IxDA Waterloo: From Concept to Production: Prototyping with Expression Blend 3

23 Jun 2009 - 1:21pm
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SEE SKETCHFLOW IN ACTION

Thursday June 25, 2009, 5:00 pm
Accelerator Centre in Waterloo, Ontario
http://uxgroup.wordpress.com

So, you¹ve got a great design idea for your project. But how do you quickly
turn conceptual design ideas into rich prototypes that are ready for
production? Additionally, how do you share your design ideas with others
effectively at each stage of the design process?

Come hear Qixing Zheng from Microsoft introduce a new component in
Expression Blend 3, called SketchFlow. It¹s a fun, flexible, and powerful
way to sketch and prototype rich and dynamic interactivity in your
applications. Learn how SketchFlow allows you to quickly iterate on your
designs and share them with your colleagues for feedback. Previous knowledge
in Expression Blend is not necessary.

** About Qixing Zheng **

Qixing joined Microsoft Canada as its first User Experience Advisor. In this
role, she talks to schools, design communities and companies about
Microsoft¹s investment in UX, and finds design heroes and design stories
from the community. More importantly, she works with many outstanding IT
professionals to consider how user experience can impact the technology we
deliver today. She graduated from UBC at the end of 2005 with a Masters
degree specializing in Human-Computer Interaction.

** RSVPs required **

This event is being hosted by the Infusion Angels Innovation Centre. If you
plan to attend, please visit their website and submit your registration at:

http://ic.infusionangels.com

It¹s free. Thanks, Infusion Angels!

Hope to see you there,

Robert Barlow-Busch
IxDA Waterloo coordinator

Comments

23 Jun 2009 - 7:14pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

plus, at night, the whole city smells like fresh brewed Molson Beer.

On Jun 23, 2009, at 11:21 AM, Robert Barlow-Busch wrote:

> SEE SKETCHFLOW IN ACTION
>
> Thursday June 25, 2009, 5:00 pm
> Accelerator Centre in Waterloo, Ontario
> http://uxgroup.wordpress.com
>
> So, you¹ve got a great design idea for your project. But how do you
> quickly
> turn conceptual design ideas into rich prototypes that are ready for
> production? Additionally, how do you share your design ideas with
> others
> effectively at each stage of the design process?
>
> Come hear Qixing Zheng from Microsoft introduce a new component in
> Expression Blend 3, called SketchFlow. It¹s a fun, flexible, and
> powerful
> way to sketch and prototype rich and dynamic interactivity in your
> applications. Learn how SketchFlow allows you to quickly iterate on
> your
> designs and share them with your colleagues for feedback. Previous
> knowledge
> in Expression Blend is not necessary.
>
> ** About Qixing Zheng **
>
> Qixing joined Microsoft Canada as its first User Experience Advisor.
> In this
> role, she talks to schools, design communities and companies about
> Microsoft¹s investment in UX, and finds design heroes and design
> stories
> from the community. More importantly, she works with many
> outstanding IT
> professionals to consider how user experience can impact the
> technology we
> deliver today. She graduated from UBC at the end of 2005 with a
> Masters
> degree specializing in Human-Computer Interaction.
>
> ** RSVPs required **
>
> This event is being hosted by the Infusion Angels Innovation Centre.
> If you
> plan to attend, please visit their website and submit your
> registration at:
>
> http://ic.infusionangels.com
>
> It¹s free. Thanks, Infusion Angels!
>
> Hope to see you there,
>
> Robert Barlow-Busch
> IxDA Waterloo coordinator

23 Jun 2009 - 10:27pm
j.scot
2008

I saw a demo of SketchFlow last night in Irvine, CA. I'm curious what
the full extent of it's documentation generation capabilities are. It
apparently exports annotated designs/diagrams to a Word Document,
but.. how much control of content and layout is afforded to the
author remains to be seen. That said, it does appear to be way more
useful than Visio (for those in Microsoft only situations).

Would love to hear what Dan and Nathan's objective opinions are of
it (Eight Shapes?). In fact, if anyone is evaluating, I'd love to
hear thoughts.

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23 Jun 2009 - 11:29pm
Anonymous

I'm really excited and I think this is the greatest thing since slice bread
for user experience/ix design.
I'm currently fighting with Flash Catalyst to sufficiently bring life to
some Fireworks sketches, so that the interaction concept is made real. It
doesn't work all that well, and there is a lot of tweaking but it is totally
worth it.

So much of interaction design happens through time. While designers may be
good at envisioning how designs unfold and behave in time when looking at
static screen mockups, I know the people we collaborate with are definitely
not so adept..
.
I for one, hope that it enables me to better "the story" of what we're
trying to build...I don't even mind if it doesn't nicely integrate into
development platforms.

Navid

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Scot Angus <scot at nicetempo.com> wrote:

>
> Would love to hear what Dan and Nathan's objective opinions are of
> it (Eight Shapes?). In fact, if anyone is evaluating, I'd love to
> hear thoughts.
>
>
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=43118
>
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