Bytes by MSDN: David Kelley and Tim Huckaby on building applications for Windows Phone 7

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This week, meet MVP David Kelley, Principal User-Experience Architect at Wirestone, as he is interviewed by Tim Huckaby, Founder of InterKnowlogy. David and Tim discuss the user experience on large screens, such as the Nike touch wall, and small screens, including Windows Phone 7. David offers tips on how to build applications on Windows Phone 7, using Metro as the aesthetic, with a rich user interface.

About David Kelley

 David has been building Targeted Customer eXperience's primarily on the web and offline for over 10 years. David's main focus is on in integrating technology into our environment from using sensor's to touch screens and Silverlight. David is currently the Principal User eXperience Architect for Wirestone and publishes a blog 'Hacking Silverlight' as well as posts related to UX for Interact Seattle. Currently his main focus is in the retail space with touch experience's such as digital pricetags and Silverlight based kiosks. Other Career highlight's include the Silverlight Bill Gates demo at TechEd 08, the Entertainment Tonight Emmy Award site for the Silverlight launch and becoming a Silverlight MVP in 2009 as well as his work with Wirestone including the Nike Touch-wall. In his spare time David helps run Interact (Seattle's Designer Developer Interaction Group and the Seattle Silverlight User Group) as well as playing with kids, travel, Lego’s and more.

 

About Tim Huckaby

 Tim Huckaby is the Founder of InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, an MVP and serves on multiple Microsoft councils and boards. Currently, Tim is focused on RIA & Rich Client Technologies like WPF, VSTO, Surface, Silverlight, Windows 7 Touch, and Windows Phone 7. He has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest-rated keynote for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world and is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim has also done keynote demos for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

 

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