Larry Clarin (one of my fellow Architect Evangelists) has a great write-up of the ArcReady tour and a bit about the new one coming.
Larry Clarkin on the upcoming ArcReady events
From the ArcReady site:
Architecting the next generation of software. The why, the what and the how.
Microsoft’s journey towards creating new technology strategies, platforms, tools and practices is to drive the next generation of software for consumers and the enterprise. It’s not without irony that one of the most neglected and challenging components of the software design process is understanding how to identify, design and implement the ‘experience’ that an individual will have with an interface. Learn how Microsoft is elevating ‘user experience’ to a first-class citizen in the software design and development process. Understand why ‘user experience’ may be one of the most important parts of an Architect’s job in creating new software that will matter.
Our next ArcReady program is called “Architecting for the User Experience.” Our guest speaker will be Chris Bernard, UX Evangelist for Microsoft. Together with the Central Region Architect Evangelists, we’ll discuss the role of the ‘user experience’ in architectural design and provide hands-on, practical guidance for getting better results in your own projects. We’ll discuss WPF, WPF/e, XAML and the new Expressions suite of products that allow designers, architects and developers to build great ‘user experiences’ using the same base technologies. More importantly, we will discuss how architects can work with software design professionals in new and innovative ways to create the next generation of ‘experiences’ and products that will be demanded by consumers and the enterprise.
Session 1: “Why the User Experience Matters in Architecture”
Session 2: “Architecting for the User Experience”
Join Us for This Free Event.
- Houston – 05/07/07
- Dallas – 05/08/07
- St Louis – 05/09/07
- Kansas City – 05/11/07
- Austin – 05/15/07
- Downers Grove – 05/15/07
- Minneapolis – 05/16/07
- Des Moines – 05/18/07
- + Nashville – 05/21/07
- + Louisville – 05/22/07
- + Cincinnati – 05/23/07
- Indianapolis – 05/24/07
- + Detroit – 05/25/07
- * Memphis – 06/11/07
- Milwaukee – 06/12/07
- * Cleveland – 06/13/07
- * Columbus – 06/14/07
- * Grand Rapids – 06/15/07
The ones with the + are where Chris and I will be speaking together and the ones with the * are were I will be speaking by myself or with a partner such as Jeff Blankenburg.
Link to Larry Clarkin – Architecture meets User Experience at upcoming ArcReady events
Registration for the next round of ArcReady events – http://www.arcready.com