Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Blend 4 for User Experience (UX) Designers
User Experience design is key to product success. The fact, that UX development should be integrated along with software development is gaining popularity and recognition within modern software projects.
With the introduction of WPF and Silverlight, Microsoft took the next step and integrated the role of UX design into the development team. It is no longer necessary to create designs in illustration tools and then recreate them again, from scratch, in Visual Studio. Microsoft Expression Studio now includes the tools to create the designs and develop them all the way to a full product. As a result, designers need to know how to create designs that work with the development tools. Recent tools and design patterns such as MVVM bring significant strength to applications but require designers to be up to date with using Blend and XAML.
This course will provide UX designers with the required level of understanding and hands-on experience needed to work in this new type of development team.