UX Strategy Musings from Will Tschumy, Microsoft User Experience Advisor

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Entries from April 2008

From ClickOnce to Deep Zoom, the interview

April 28th, 2008 Comments Off

Hi all.  So now that I’m recovered from MIX, SxSW, Adaptive Path’s MX conference, and Web 2.0 Expo, maybe I’ll get a chance to blog again. In the mean time, check out this interview I did with Tony Sokolowski, Design Director at Vertigo. Check out the rest of the Expression Newsletter here.

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Cynergy’s winning entry, Ben, posted

April 7th, 2008 Comments Off

As I mentioned before, Cynergy won the Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals.  Over the weekend, they posted a screen cast and voiceover for their suite of applications, Ben. Check out it out here. UPDATE: Check out the Microsoft Press Pass on Cynergy’s win!

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Build your own deep zoom gallery

April 3rd, 2008 Comments Off

In case you missed it, one of the big features of Silverlight 2 (aside from a compact, cross-platform implementation of .Net, advanced control set, and further enhancements to its already impressive streaming capabilities) is Deep Zoom. Deep Zoom used to be called “Seadragon”  – gotta love code-names.  If you running IE, you can check out [...]

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Cynergy wins it all!

April 2nd, 2008 1 Comment

Cynergy won the Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals at SxSW with their fantastic entry, Ben.  While all the contestants had interesting and compelling entries, Cynergy’s was truly a cut above. Winning more than 85% of the people choice vote, the Cynergy team created a series of interconnected applications – a desktop WPF application, a Silverlight application [...]

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Scenes from the Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals at SxSW

April 2nd, 2008 Comments Off

We had 941 people attend the Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals at SxSW on March 10th, 2008.  We were lucky enough to secure the famous Maggie Mae’s as our venue, and all had a great time!  Check out the photos here

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See Will interview Lou Carbone

April 2nd, 2008 Comments Off

One of the great things about my job is the opportunity to interact with some of the great thinkers in the field of design.  Certainly, Lou Carbone, Founder and Chief Experience Offer of Experience Engineering is one of the people I’ve really valued getting to know and interacting with (his book, Clued In, is also [...]

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