Silverlight / WPF

W5 Design, Don't Decorate


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

WPF and Silverlight make great UI possible, but you are ultimately responsible for designing user interfaces that achieve that possibility. A good design process requires collaboration, experimentation, and iterative prototyping. In this session, you’ll see all five prototypes for a real-world application that was featured on an episode of .NET Rocks TV and has been used by Microsoft as a demo application in their booth at TechEd. You'll hear about what worked and what didn't work in real–world advanced UI development. We'll discuss the role of visual and interactive designers in creating new era user interfaces; give some tips on how to think about using WPF and Silverlight capabilities to make interfaces feel natural and less stressful to users; and cover the most valuable lessons learned from a real–world project using advanced, next generation user interface technology.