Category Archives: User Experience Design Expert

Jennifer Smith is an expert on user experience design.

See DigitalClassroom.com for my new Windows 8 training content

Check out my free training video Video:Layout Grid to see how to build a great layout for your Windows 8 app. The use of the grid in Windows 8 apps goes back to it’s inspiration from Swiss graphic design, but … Continue reading

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Condensed Windows 8 UX session will lead to others

Last night I presented a condensed UX session covering 10 steps to design a better Windows 8 app. I had to cram in a great amount of information, but don’t worry if you did not get it all. The Windows … Continue reading

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Free session: Design for Windows 8

Hello all! I will be speaking at the Boston Windows 8 Meetup group next week on the topic  “Designing successful User Experiences for Windows 8 apps.” Come find out what makes a great Windows 8 app, and how you can … Continue reading

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Learn directly from the authors of the Digital Classroom Series

The incredible staff of authors/instructors from Digital Classroom, and AGI Training, are preparing for a great conference in Orlando, Florida this coming February 21st-23rd, 2013. Digital Classroom Live is part of the GOA (Graphics of Americas) conference, and has in-person … Continue reading

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User Experience (UX) class in Boston next week

I will be teaching a two-day UX (User Experience) class near Boston next week at the Woburn, MA classrooms of American Graphics Institute next week: November 29th and 30th. If you have been looking for hands-on UX training consider joining … Continue reading

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Last stop for Windows 8 UX Design training…Cochin India

My last session in India was a little bit smaller, but we still had a great crowd. The Cochin folks were a little more reserved and saved most of their questions for breaks and during labs. As usual, I was … Continue reading

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India…they get it here!

I just finished my first session for UX design for Windows 8 in Bangalore. Participation in the labs was almost 100% with people creating apps from scratch, or refocusing on apps that they already started. It was clear, by the … Continue reading

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India, perfect place to talk about User Experience

I am in India for the first time, and it is to discuss user experience with designers and  developers.  I discovered that the population here is dealing with bad user experiences everywhere they go. My first adventure was a mad … Continue reading

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Using the Frame Control to add Multiple Pages in Expression Blend

I have been asked many times how to add multiple pages to a Silverlight file using Expression Blend. Probably the easiest way to do this is to use the Frame Control and the HyperlinkButton. A Frame control acts as a window that can display other … Continue reading

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Software developers take to design

Software developers pick up scissors and glue stick to discover design. It is fun to mix technology with good old fashion design fundamentals. I am teaching my third “Design for Developers” course and it couldn’t be going any better. Many … Continue reading

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