This week we are helding our annual monthly session. It’s a bit odd, but Erez Pedro and myself are going to be the speakers .
The session name is “Developers Are from Mars, Designers Are from Venus” it has 2 parts, one by Erez an amazing designer and UX expert targeted to designers and myself targeting developers. Our goal is the same, narrow the gap between the two group especially when doing XAML work.
If you are a developer, I’m going to talk about the MVVM pattern, and it this session focus, why is it good for designers. I’m going to show common challenges such as ViewModel Data, Visual State Manager, etc.
After that we are going to talk about the tool, Blend, and talk about what to expect as a developer with blend output.
in our final part we are going to discuss tips and performance issues worth to remember.
Does that sound good to you? Interesting? boring? it’s not too late change my agenda, so let me know .
Here is the full description:
Developers Are from Mars, Designers Are from Venus
Today every application big or small needs to compete on a highly demanding field of the User experience. Touch based devices; crisp beautiful displays all effects the complexity of those User Interfaces. Furthermore it is now common to witness how UX/UI people are participating on every aspect of the development phase.
In this session we will try to mitigate the challenges of developers and designers working side by side, by showing methods and best practices especially when using XAML based technologies.
On Wednesday 18st April 2012
17:30 – 18:00 Assembly
18:00 – 19:15 Designers: How to work with developers
19:15 – 19:30 Break
19:30 – 20:30 Developers: How to work with designers
Ariel Ben Horesh
About the speakers:
Erez is a senior UX architect with a unique perspective of user experience that combines knowledge and expertise covering all aspects of the user experience design. He utilizes a variety of user centric analysis & design methodologies to design experiences that optimize users’ situation awareness and usability. This expertise is the outcome of 15 years of UX design experience including work in North America and many years in Israel. Erez is an expert in: Human factors, interaction and information design, as well as in implementation and development of rich client technology. He is experienced in WPF & Silverlight client technologies.
Ariel Ben-Horesh is a software architect and expert in Microsoft technologies. Ariel is a Co-Founder of CodeValue. Ariel is an expert in modern UI software design, using WPF or Silverlight with Prism. Ariel serves as a Senior Consultant and trainer at CodeValue. He is currently consulting in various enterprises in Israel and worldwide, architecting and developing RIA and Smart Client-based solutions.
Register Here: http://idndug-apr-2012.eventbrite.com/
Finally big kudos to our sponsors Telerik
and our new addition Pluralsight
Thank you for you support!