MIX09: Improving UX through Application Lifecycle Management
Learn how you can leverage Microsoft Expression and Microsoft Visual Studio Team System to improve your overall application lifecycle, decrease your time to market, and ultimately raise the quality of your applications.
Christian Thilmany is a User Experience Architect for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corporation. He has been with Microsoft for over 10 years and has more than 19 years experience working as an architect, developer, and designer.
Christian has worked with a variety of ISVs and Fortune 500 firms in fields such as user experience, design patterns, rich internet applications, composite applications, distributed application architectures, collaboration, and integration. When he is not working he enjoys scuba diving, snow skiing, and spending time with his family along with his two fat English Bulldogs.
Christian is a published author for Addison Wesley and has been a frequent contributor to Java Developer's Journal and MSDN Magazine. You can follow him at blogs.flyover18.com, blogs.flyover18.com/christhi, and www.twitter.com/uxarchitect.
Chris Bernard is a User Experience Evangelist for Microsoft. A champion of making design a first class citizen in the world of software and Web development Chris works closely with designers, Web agencies, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to discover new business value at the intersection of business, technology and design.
Chris spent the last 16 years working in the realms of broadcast, motion graphics, interactive, application and Web development holding previous roles as a Creative Director and Practice Leader in the Centers for e-business Innovation at IBM and in numerous design director and strategy roles in interactive and broadcast focused entities.
A passionate advocate for advancing the practice and discipline of design Chris has been published in International Design Magazine and an upcoming article about innovation in the enterprise that will appear in the Journal of Business Strategy. You can follow him at www.deisgnthinkingdigest, and www.twitter.com/chrisbernard.