August .NET User Group Meeting
Start Time: August 29 2013, 6:00 PM

Posted by beolson at August 21 2013, 10:43 AM

Our next .NET Users Group meeting will be held on Thursday, August 29th, at 6:00pm (food will be provided 15 to 20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting).
Please be sure to RSVP on the website so we know how much food to arrange for.  Also, RSVPing will enter you for our giveaway drawings. **
****Topic: **Don't Design Like a Programmer Have you ever wondered why UI design is so hard? The top challenge is to think about UI design the right way.In this talk, Everett McKay (a programmer!) explains the UI design approach often used by programmers, why such designs fail with users, and presents some practical techniques that programmers can use to design in a truly user-centered way. **About the Presenter: **Everett is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications based in Vermont. Everett's specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren't experienced designers through onsite and public courses and workshops. He just finished writing UI is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication published by Morgan Kaufmann in June. Previously, Everett was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation on the Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server teams. While there, he was responsible for the writing of and consulting on the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines, and was also responsible for teaching their in-house introductory UI design course. Before joining Microsoft, Everett was a programmer, specializing in designing and developing Windows and Macintosh user interfaces.
**About the Sponsor:**Since 1993, Bass & Associates has been a successful provider of information technology staff augmentation and managed service solutions.  Bass & Associates prides itself on being an employer of choice and matching career goals with effective solutions to meet the needs of our customers.  With offices in Omaha, Minneapolis, and Dallas we work with clients and consultants throughout the United States. 
It’s been twenty years since Bass & Associates opened and quickly became the area’s most recognized name in technology consulting.  Cheers to 20 years!