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I thought I spice up my MIX09 UX notes with more evidence today.

 

I loved the keynotes with all the cool product announcements on day 1 and 2 at MIX09, but I especially thought Bill Buxton‘s and Deborah Adler’s  talks were very inspirational. Daily life overcomes us too fast and we forget very soon our reinforced inspiration and ambition, which we need to put our ideas into reality. Yet this time I have something to hold on to! I had the chance to get a photograph with Bill Buxton and he even remembered me the next day, so that I got an autograph with an extremely meaningful message. Since – “Verba volant, scripta manent” (Words fly away, the written remains); my newly fueled energy and ambition should endure for quite a while I hope.

Bill Buxton@MIX09

Bill Buxton@MIX09

 

Inspiration Boost

Inspiration Boost

 

As a Computer Science graduate, I’m definitely not a Design Pro, however I try to enrich my design knowledge everyday with books and courses. Design and technology, in my case software development, are intertwined and I don’t just care for the functionality, but also for the overall interaction between those two. I wanted to attend the UX Design class at UCLA Extension from March till June, however the class was filled up too quickly. It might be offered next semester too, we’ll see. At least I started off with Design Fundamentals at CalState this Winter-Term and I’ll continue with Design Management in the Spring Term.  There’s no time to lose; right?

 

Additional Note: What I love about Silverlight is that it gives me the option to do coding, while practicing design basics and doing my RIA experiments with a lot of fun. For those interested, there is an all day .NET Master Series event on April 4, 2009 at the LA .NET Developers Group with Jason Beres. The event will cover rich interactive web development with Silverlight, and working with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to transport data across the wire.

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