Age of User Experience (UX)

Shane Morris, our new User Experience (UX) evangelist is starting a user experienced focus roadshow around the country, first stop – Canberra. The agenda dwells into the user-computing experience as well as a showcase of the new Expression suite.


Microsoft Theatre,

Walter Turnbull Building

Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave,

Barton ACT 2600



Wednesday , 28th of February, 3:00pm to 5:00pm.


Register Link:




3:00 – 3:20pm

The Age of User Experience

Shane Morris, User Experience Evangelist for Microsoft Australia, will discuss the rise of “differentiated user experiences” and  introduce Microsoft’s user experience strategy.

3:20 – 3:40pm

User Experience – where to from here? – The Hiser Group

Alinta Thornton, Senior Consultant with The Hiser Group, will outline Hiser’s vision for user experience over the next three to five years. What are the technological, sociological and business trends that will drive the next generation of interactive product design? How will new tools affect the practice of user experience?  What does the future hold for professionals working in interaction design, information architecture, usability and related fields?

The Hiser Group is Australia’s most experienced usability and user-centred design firm. They design and evaluate interfaces: web sites, web applications, intranets, GUIs etc. They make them effective and easy to use by involving clients and their customers in the design process.

3:40 – 4:00pm

From Reach to Rich –  Choosing the right user experience technology

When it comes to delivering the right user experience, it is not a case of ‘one size fits all’. Shane Morris will discuss the options available to  deliver user experiences anywhere, from the car to the desk to the living room – and the challenge of choosing the right one.

4:00 – 4:15 pm


4:15 – 5:00pm

Introducing Microsoft Expression

Microsoft’s new Expression suite of products is creating the tools that will allow professional designers to create the next generation of user experiences. The Expression products have been specifically created to allow designers to specify exactly how user interfaces should look and operate. Built from the ground up to allow designers and developers to work together, see how professional designers are using Expression today to define next generation user experiences.



For more information, please visit Shane’s blog entry (“Taking it on the road – ‘The Age of User Experience’ – First Stop: Canberra“)


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