Microsoft #appfest and Chris Bernard Windows UX day in Sydney

Design keynote at #appfest

Shane Morris will be keynoting Microsoft’s #appfest in Sydney on 16-17th of February. We’ll talk about the importance of tackling design up-front when building a Windows 8 or Windows Phone app. We’ll walk through some simple design tips and activities that will get you started for the 2 days of hacking. Shane will then hang around for the two days to help with design tips and guidance.

UX Day with Chris Bernard

On the Friday before the #appfest Chris Bernard will also be leading an all-day User Experience day for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. So come along to get a head start on your design for #appfest, or just to hear from one of Microsoft’s best design thinkers.


Details and registration at: #Appfest Sydney – February 15th – 17th 2013

Prototyping presentation from Oredev 2012

The slides and video from my presentation on Prototyping at Oredev 2012 in Sweden are now up. Shane


Prototypes, Prototypes and Prototypes – and the differences between them.


Scope creeping? Vision dissipating? Stakeholders disengaging? Team splintering? Specification ballooning? User experience rehashing?
Application prototyping can help with these ailments and more by creating a common vision for team members, stakeholders and customers.
Prototypes can be high fidelity or low fidelity, interactive or static, speculative or definitive. This session covers the role of prototypes to explore, evaluate and communicate your vision at each stage of the project lifecycle . We’ll talk about the pro’s and con’s of various prototyping techniques and tools, and how to save time, money and frustration by creating quick, early and visible prototypes throughout your project.

Speaking on Metro at Mobile Monday and XDDN in Melbourne in July

I’ll be speaking briefly about Metro design principles at Mobile Monday in Melbourne on July 16th.

I’ll have a longer session on Metro design at XDDN (Experience Designers and Developers Network) in Melbourne 2 days later, on Wednesday July 18th.