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great user experiences: the people. the tools. the technology.

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great user experiences: the people. the tools. the technology.

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HTML5 in Internet Explorer: What’s Taking So Long?

6/17/2010
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Senior Project Manager for Internet Explorer, Pete LePage, joins Pixel8 to discuss the upcoming HTML5 and CSS3 support for IE9 along with a review additional developer enhancements coming in IE9.

Duration:00:20:38

The Invisible UI : Natural User Interfaces with Josh Blake

3/31/2010
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Josh Blake of Infostrat joins Pixel8 to discuss Natual User Interface (NUI) development in .NET.

Duration:00:26:59

Silverlight 4 with Jeff Prosise

2/1/2010
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Jeff Prosise and Craig Sheomaker discuss the new features found in Silverlight 4 beta.

Duration:00:41:19

ASP.NET Ajax Library Beta with Stephen Walther

1/4/2010
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Stephen Walther and Craig Shoemaker discuss the latest announcements surrounding the ASP.NET Ajax Library during PDC09.

Duration:00:18:29

Silverlight4 with Tim Heuer and Jesse Liberty

12/14/2009
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Tim Heuer and Jesse Liberty join Craig Shoemaker to discuss the new features of Silverlight 4, advice for real world development and the new Silverlight HyperVideo Player

Duration:00:45:52

ASP.NET Simplicity and Performance with Scott Hunter

12/5/2009
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Scott Hunter joins us to discuss his team’s focus on simplicity and performance in ASP.NET. (Some of what they are thinking about might surprise you!)

Duration:00:37:40

Magic, Mind-Controlled Interfaces and What Makes an Experience Architect

10/14/2009
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Rick Barraza returns to Pixel8 to discuss magic, storytelling, mind control interfaces and even a little development! According to Rick, true experience design mixes elements you may not automatically attribute to software design. Using these unexpected elements along with the tried-and-true principals of user interface design, usability and information design help you craft polished experiences.

Duration:00:41:25

7 Dos and Don'ts in Getting Started in User Centered Design

6/23/2009
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This week’s episode continues the series of user experience fundamentals with Dr. Tobias Komischke Director of User Experience at Infragistics. Tobias shares seven user-centered design concepts and the associated dos and don’ts with each point.

Duration:00:32:56

History of User Experience

5/19/2009
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The dawn of user experience is a contestable topic. Some UX thought leaders place the discipline’s origin surrounding the emergence of user centered design in the 1980’s, while others see the the beginning coming even earlier. This week’s guest is Dr. Tobias Komischke Director of User Experience at Infragistics. Dr. Komischke details why he sees UX originating in the context of World War II where interacting with technical systems became a matter of life and death.

Duration:00:28:24

The Value of Web Forms and Design Constraints

4/13/2009
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Senior Principal of Product Ideation and Design at Yahoo! Inc. and founder of LukeW Interface Designs Luke Wroblewski joins us to discuss how adding elements of constraint helps shape the design process. Luke also spends some time discussing the often-understated value of the HTML web form.

Duration:00:30:26

Implementing MVVM and Exploring UX Design Patterns

2/25/2009
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Welcome to a special Pixel8 patterns show! This week we are joined by User Experience Designer Ambrose Little to discuss Quince the UX Patterns Explorer. Also get a taste of two screencast interviews on implementing Model-View-ViewModel in Silverlight and WPF.

Duration:00:21:27

ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 Enhancements

12/19/2008
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Scott Hunter brings a summary of the new features coming in ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. Learn why you'll never have to type runat="server" again!

Duration:00:39:02

Silverlight: Live Mesh Integration, Surviving the Olympics and Future Expectations – Interview with Scott Guthrie

11/13/2008
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Scott Guthrie and Craig Shoemaker take some time out of PDC 2008 to discuss Silverlight and highlights from the keynote address. Scott shares about current-day Silverlight integrations with Live Mesh, living through the Olympics and what might be expected from Silverlight in the future.

Duration:00:30:22

Developer’s Guide to User Experience Design

10/2/2008
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Michael Mahemoff has a background in computer science and psychology earning a PhD in building pattern languages. Michael is best known for his book, Ajax Design Patterns, where he catalogs 34 patterns commonly found in Ajax applications. Michael joins Pixel8 giving developers tools for user experience design and shares his experiences around building a pattern language.

Duration:00:25:44

Silverlight 2.0 : Beyond the Basics

8/28/2008
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Jesse Liberty, the "Silverlight Geek", wants to help you dive deeper into Silverlight 2.0. Tackling practices like working with multi-page applications and clever ways to handle Silverlight payload, Jesse helps take you beyond the intro.

Duration:00:39:10

4 Elements of Professional WPF Applications

8/22/2008
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Brian Noyes explains how the Composite Application Guidance for WPF (or Prism) enables teams to build, test and maintain professional WPF applications. Learn how using modularity, regions, composite commands and loosely-coupled events can help your team take control of WPF.

Duration:00:42:17

Hide Your Corporate Underpants - Using Personas in UX Design

8/14/2008
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Customer experience expert and persona specialist Tamara Adlin wants to introduce you to "Mary Jo" and "Phillip". Using personas or "fake people" as development targets will focus your teams and allow you to only reveal what is most important to your customers.

Duration:00:47:59

Learning to Build on Rich UI Platforms

8/6/2008
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Famed developer, speaker and author Billy Hollis joins the show today to discuss why developers need to avoid stagnation and keep pressing forward. Billy also shares some pragmatic wisdom of how to approach building on a rich UI platform.

Duration:00:27:26

5 Ways to Know If Your Software Sucks

7/30/2008
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Learn why software sucks from .NET professor David Platt. David’s colorful and thought-provoking insights will have you looking at your applications with a new perspective.

Duration:00:21:17

UI Decisions: Why & How

7/25/2008
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Hear from Ted Neward, Kate Gregory and David Kelly about responding to customer feedback, how to choose from the available UI technologies and how to enable the Vista experience in your applications.

Duration:00:24:13