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 it also helps the designer communicate information clearly. Learn how to use the grid to […]

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 8 Meetup group is having me back in February to provide UX tips and tricks […]

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 start or improve your own. See http://www.meetup.com/Windows8Boston/ for more information.

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 sessions in design fundamentals, transferring print skills to web/interactive, as well as tips and tricks […]

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 me for this UX class. There are only a few seats left in this workshop, […]

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 impressed with the depth of the questions and the teamwork used in this session to […]

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 end of our session, that the designers and developers in Bangalore really get Windows 8 […]

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 pages within a project. In this example you will see how the pages you will […]

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 developers are very good at what they do (developing apps) but lack the design background […]