This week we talk with David Kelley about building emotional connections with users, user experience (UX) workflow, and the UX on Windows Phone 7. We discuss the UX on large screens such as the Nike touch wall at the World Basketball Festival and work our way down to small screens on Windows Phone 7. We cover the differences and similarities, how you can build a better user interface (UI), and how to leverage XAML and Microsoft Silverlight to deliver the same skill set to just about any screen. This show is hosted by Mike Benkovich and Mithun Dhar.
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Guest: David Kelley, Principal User eXperience Architect, Wirestone
David has been building targeted customer experiences' primarily on the web and offline for over 10 years. David's main focus is on integrating technology into our environment from using sensor 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 experiences such as digital price tags and Silverlight based kiosks. Other career highlight's include the Silverlight Bill Gates demo at TechEd 2008, the Entertainment Tonight Emmy Award site for the Silverlight launch, 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, traveling, Legos and more.