MIX09: Escaping Flatland in Application Design: Rich User Experiences

Posted in Conferences, Companies, Graphics on April 15, 2009

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Learn how technology and rich application design can not only enhance seemingly ordinary interactions but also engage users like never before. We showcase examples of how to create more compelling user experiences on the Web and desktop. To top it off, we walk through building a highly interactive application making use of these principles.

Peter Eckert

Peter is regarded as a visionary in User Experience Design by many of the top product and software companies in the world.

As Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of projekt202, Peter has helped many Fortune 500 companies implement a meaningful User Experience Design process into their organizations. He has directed award winning efforts for SAP, Charles Schwab, Sabre, Motorola, Dell, Microsoft, Thompson Financials, Vignette, Buffalo, LeGrand, Logitech, Tektronix, Deloitte and many more.

Peter aspired with projekt202 to build a unique environment that fosters creativity, provides a platform for innovation while delivering world class and award winning design solutions in an affordable manner to projekt202’s clients..

Before building projekt202, Peter was the Creative Director for frog design, inc. in Austin, TX.

During his five years at frog, Peter directed efforts for SAP, i2 Technologies, Microsoft, Motorola, Symantec, Halliburton, Hire.com and many other well-known companies.

While studying in Germany, Peter was president of WATCH GMBH., a design firm he founded in Cologne, Germany. His client list included DaimlerChrysler, SMART, ZDF, Spiegel, the Swiss bank SBG, and a number of other prominent companies throughout Europe.

A graduate of KISD in Cologne, Germany, Peter also studied Design at Arizona State University.

Jeff McLean

Jeffrey McLean is the Director of Design Technology at projekt202 in Austin, TX. He was an early adopter of WPF and Expression Blend, having worked with these technologies since the first public Betas. He brings over 14 years of pertinent experience and blurs the line between creativity and technology. Prior to his experience with WPF, he worked in the Film industry at Rhythm & Hues Studios in Los Angeles. There he held many roles including: Compositor, CG Supervisor, and Technology Lead. He is credited on many feature films including, Superman Returns and Harry Potter. His design and programming skills were fostered at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received a B.S. in Computers and Multimedia, a self-designed Major based on Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Art classes. Jeff also held positions as Art Director and Print/Broadcast Designer for companies on both the East and West coasts.

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