[WARNING! This is an archived post and as such there may be things broken/missing here.. you have been warned.]
It’s starting! Bill Buxton is now on the stage… WOW! great speaker!
Industrial designers are related to design today. Time for innovation in design. Most of these guys he mentions are during the great depression. Today is the time for design. Industrial design is experience design.
We need to refocus.. on experience. You don’t aspire to have a thing. You aspire to use it. Where is the adrenaline in that object? That is what you want to evoke.
You can sketch. (Asks us to draw his phone and then its interface). Design is about rapid iterations/concepts (Draw phone, draw interface, draw the user experience).
How do you do it?
Find a balance with multiples (you need to be able to have 5 equally valid solutions) and a budget.
Has a picture with ([ ] Touch Here/ [ ] Not Here), then he touches wrong place, gets an error, goes back touches “here” gets a thanks message. We’re talking about the nature of transitions.
In design you throw away 99.9% of your work. We need different tools for moving along the path of ideation (refining/rejecting designs).
He’s showing Win 7 on HP Touchsmart… didn’t work… he made a joke… He’s awesome you should watch this! Well worth it! All of MS is working toward enabling people to get the best experence. (BTW blogging from Win7… I love it!)
Seneca “Luck is what happens with preparation meets opportunity.”
Bill is off the stage..now it’s ScottGu time! Awesome intro video! I sense Hanselman hand in this…
He’s arriving like the rock star he is!
He’s focusing on the how of what Bill just talked about. (Web, media, and RIA)
Expression Web 3
Focuses on standard based web sites. ASP.NET/PHP, secure FTP, CSS Diagnostics, and Super Preview where we can check a page works in ALL browsers. SuperPreview lets you go side by side (with FF3 and comp), then overlaid. Superview is now overlaying comp and Safari 3 on MAC (from the cloud). He is now isolating elements in IE6. He can select the element. He’s fixing IE6, and did.. nice.. (Superpreview standalone will be available for free today)
Full control over HTML markup, SEO friendly URL routings, and TDD workflow.
ASPNET 4 and VS2010
ASPNET 4 – Better controls over viewstate, ids, data, distributed caching (velocity), and the new ajax stuff. VS 2010 has code focused features (editor improvements), JScript/Ajax/JQuery improvements, SharePoint debugging, and publishing/deployment. Allows for multple web.configs per state…deployment will cause DB Deployment as well as file deployments.
Web Server Extensions
8 new extensions (DB manager, deployment that integrates with VS, webDAV, app request for forward proxy…)
Web App Gallery
Third party apps easily installed with Web Platform Installer.
MS Web Platform Installer Demo
Really cool. Makes it easy to integrate/install stuff on the box. http://microssoft.com/web/gallery takes you to the new Web App Gallery. Web PI (Platform Installer) integrates with this and will auto install dependencies (like PHP or IIS, etc). You can set up where it installs… and what web site (like on another post)… then app settings in a nice to use dialog. BTW it will also install My SQL DB I think… wow!
Lot’s of stats… Silverlight is growing! New Virtual Earth SDK for use with Silverlight. Bringing in the company that laid off a bunch of Flash developers to show off SL success… Netflix (sorry couldn’t resist). Netflix needed to get their video streams on a Mac… 20% of their users, so Silverlight let them work on these browsers.DRM made installer experience suck… SL took away that badness… very cool! They are playing with their adaptive streaming making the video player tries to get better quality, but are really doing a better and better job of avoiding re-buffering. They can actually deploy new version every 2 weeks (as opposed to the yearly deploy).
SL3 will take advantage of gpu (i think)
[Copying rest from my tweet feed]
Sl3 Blend3 supports a sketchflow mode like what Bill Buxton challenged us to do..Blend 3 looks like it night be a good prototyping tool..Sketchflow has a free player so client can see and add feedback! then it created design docs! Prototyping just got a lot easier!
Watching psd import.. they are actually seeing every layer of the img and you can edit it with blend.. r u kidding me??!! this rocks! He’s easily dropping items into what was the psd which is now a master page (each lyr is a region that can have content dropped in). seo advances is that there are now links that trigger elements in sl file.. so you can use targets like you do with html today. Databinding maintains state and will push changes back to server.
It can now be run outside of the browser on mac as well as windows.. Out of browser will auto update and fires events that tell you whether you are connected..
Sl3 how big? Sl3 is smaller than Sl2! (40k less)
Sl3 it will be available for release later this year..