Thursday May 15, 2008
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Main floor networking area (aka kitchen!)
295 Hagey Blvd., Waterloo
Thanks to our co-host for this month’s event, the Infusion Angels Innovation Centre (sponsored by Microsoft) — who will serve refreshments and give away prizes throughout the evening. Woot!
How is Microsoft changing its culture from engineering driven to experience first? What are some cutting edge human-computer interaction projects at Microsoft Research? What new applications are available to me?
In this session, join us as Qixing Zheng, Microsoft Canada’s first User Experience Advisor, answers these questions through insights and real-world examples. Qixing will describe Microsoft’s efforts to create a seamless user experience across all its platforms, while enabling designers and developers to work more productively together. She will also discuss various academic-focused design programs at Microsoft, different job opportunities in User Experience Design, and some innovative technologies being adopted in the UX industry.
Here are some useful links:
- Microsoft Design
- UX technology platform: Silverlight & Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
- Design tools: Expression Studio
- Imagine Cup
This free event is open to everyone, so spread the word to co-workers or friends who you think would be interested.
To help us estimate numbers for ordering refreshments, please RSVP to the UX group coordinators if you’re hoping to attend. (Note: No need to RSVP again if you’re a Communitech member and have already done so via Wanda Eby.)