Bonny Lau: Windows 8 User Experience

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Do design principles hinder innovation?  Bonny Lau explains the reasoning behind the Windows 8 user experience and urges developers to leverage design templates as a starting point (not an end point) for design, to push the envelope and build great looking apps. Learn how to make your app the best experience for your users at GenerationApp.

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About Bonny


Bonny Lau is a Senior Program Manager currently working on the Core User Experience team in Windows. She works on the visual look and feel of Windows 8, including motion design of the OS, an animation library for apps, and developer tools, templates and platform support for building Metro style UI. Since the developer preview of Windows 8, she has been actively working with designers and developers around the world to provide UX training, guidance, and consultations to help create great end-user experience in Metro-style apps.

Prior to working on Windows, Bonny has worked on the Office team on Microsoft Project, driving the project scheduling experience on the desktop and on the web. Before that she has also worked on the MSN platform team on web caching and composition service technologies.

Outside of work, Bonny is an avid traveler and foodie always ready for any cultural and culinary adventures.

About Tim

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Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI) in Rich Client and Rich Internet Application (RIA) Technologies like Silverlight & WPF on the computer, the Surface, 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 and technical presentations for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world by Microsoft Corporation. Tim has done presentations on Microsoft technologies at technology events like Microsoft Tech Ed, Product Launch events, Dev Days, MEC, World Wide Partner Conference, MGB, MGX, and the PDC, along with 3rd party technology conferences all over the world is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim was selected by Microsoft as a speaker for the International .NET Association and speaks at events world-wide on Microsoft's behalf. Tim has done keynote demos at big Microsoft events and product launches for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Tim founded InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and Actus Interactive Software, 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 like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.

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