Building Space Weather 4.0


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After a few weeks of working on an updated version of Space Weather I have finally released 4.0.  This update is the product of a redesign from Microsoft and Nokia.  A few months ago I won a trip to San Francisco where I met a Senior UX and Design consultant from Microsoft who helped me […]

My design consultation with Nokia and Microsoft


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A few weeks ago I was notified that I won a design consultation from Nokia for my Windows Phone app, Space Weather.  I was offered a flight, hotel stay, and a one-on-one consultation with a senior Microsoft UX designer Dave Crawford. It was a great experience.  I haven’t had time to implement any of the changes that […]

Build an app in 5 minutes or less… coding skills optional


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  Today I taught around 60 students from Minneapolis area high schools how to build a Windows Phone application in 5 minutes or less.  My goal was to show them how easy it was to get started building applications for mobile devices.  I did stress to them that leaning programming is a valuable skill to […]

Getting hooked up from Nokia, San Francisco style


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  I was just informed that Nokia selected me as one of the winners of their DVLUP design consultations in person in San Francisco!  I get to meet with Dave Crawford who is a Senior Microsoft UX Consultant and lead designer in UK Windows Phone and Windows 8 Center of Excellence!  So far the only information I […]

I won a design session from Nokia, Microsoft, and WPCentral


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A few weeks ago I attended a UX/Design web conference hosted by Nokia.   The session was lead by Arturo Toledo who worked for Microsoft and was a major contributor to Windows Phone design and UX.  At the end of the session they asked attendees to submit their app for a chance to win a free design […]

Why is the box my phone came in talking to me?


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I really hope NFC picks up here in the US. I just sat my phone down on the box it came in (not thinking) and it said someone is sharing a web site with me. I had no idea where this was coming from but I said yes to view it. Turns out Nokia had […]