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Silverlight An Introduction

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An introductory conversation about what Silverlight is, what it can do, and why User Experience is SO important.

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Silverlight An Introduction

  1. 1. Silverlight An Introduction Jeff Blankenburg Developer Evangelist Microsoft Corporation
  2. 2. these aren’t Silverlight
  3. 3. seriously? an “evangelist?”
  4. 4. seriously, though...
  5. 5. enough about me... this talk is about U
  6. 6. UX
  7. 7. Establish a common vocabulary around user experience
  8. 8. User Experience
  9. 9. User Experience User Interface Design
  10. 10. User interfaces that are applied after an application and Web site are architected are like pushing icing around on a cake. They can make something look nice but not fix fundamental problems, they merely hide them.
  11. 11. User Experience User Research Design Planning User Interface Design Information Design Usability Testing
  12. 12. where have we been?
  13. 13. Developers Designers Create Implement Artistic Functional Traditional Web Development Silverlight Development ASPX JPG ASCX TIFF ASMX XAML PSD C# GIF VB.NET HTML
  14. 14. so what’s the solution?
  15. 15. +
  16. 16. what is possible?
  17. 17. streaming video
  18. 18. for the entirety of 11.1 million unique users 2.2 million video streams
  19. 19. in the first 4 days of beijing’s olympics… in the first 4 days in beijing… 16.9 million unique users 13.5 million video streams 250 TB of data was delivered in 4 days.
  20. 20. 3,500 hours of video is available. 3,000 hours of it was LIVE.
  21. 21. i now LOVE handball.
  22. 22. the most popular videos of the last 24 hours
  23. 23. improving user experience
  24. 24. adding functionality
  25. 25. creating addictions

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