Congrats to Live Labs' Jeff Weir
Average: 0Jeff Weir is a UX Designer in Microsoft's Live Labs. Between free alcohol, parties, more alcohol, more parties, and a general lack of sleep, Jeff managed to win the South by Southwest (SXSW) Web Award in the Art category. Jeff's application, Viscosity, is a modern art generator. Viscosity kind of…
From Long Tail to Fuzzy Tale: Why "Fuzzy" Is the New Clear
Average: 0Please use this page for all questions and comments related to this session. Visit http://sessions.visitmix.com for session recordings as they become available.From Long Tail to Fuzzy Tale: Why "Fuzzy" Is the New ClearSpeakers: David ArmanoDescription: Come hear how interdisciplinary teams…
Business of Design
Average: 0In this spill-over from a panel discussion at MIX, the attendees continued a conversation about the Business of Design. The topics in this recording range from how to spec a project, to the designer/developer workflow, to hiring vs growing talent.
What resolution do you design RIA in?
Average: 0I read an interesting post this morning on how the author wanted folks to consider the 800px resolution for their designs. He cites that although he has a large resolution, it doesn't mean that he's not also using other applications at the same time. ...But with 1900+ pixels, I keep half for…
Once you achieve perfection, it's no longer perfect.
Average: 0Why did the media feel Macworld was flat this year? Why does Steve Jobs present so well, Why do people want Silverlight to succeed over Flash, why do some people believe OSX is better than Windows Vista, why does Windows Vista sell so well? Why does... The answers to all of the above are simple.…
Understanding Web Design
Average: 0Today Zeldman published what will go down in history as one of his best posts ever. Like Donald Norman harping on unusable designs that "probably won an award", or Bill Buxton emphasizing that aesthetics is only a small part of design, Zeldman says that many traditional print designers…
RIA: 10 Questions on Icon Design - I ask our Microsoft Design folks to respond.
Average: 0I have an Icon fetish that is disturbingly wrong. In that I collect them, horde them and will happily spend Microsoft's good hard earned money on as many of them as I can find - if allowed. Yet, what makes Icon's so special? in that why do they enhance an applications user interface to the point…
Apophysis - Freeware Fractal Editor for Windows
Average: 0Back in the day, I was a huge fan of Kai Krause. In the squared arena of 90's interfaces, Kai showed us that round corners and shaded depth in interfaces just felt good, and the world followed. The fact that Kai bought a 1000 year-old castle, filled it with developers and then promptly disappeared…
Greenprint for the future: Dongtan, China
Average: 0In the current issue, Douglas McGray’s “Pop-Up Cities” for Wired Magazine could be the most interesting read on the newsstands. The story follows the progress of creating an environmentally friendly city for 500,000 people on a small island across from Shanghai. Designing a complete city from…