<3 Your Web at MIX09

clip_image002MIX09 registration is open now! We are going with a funky and modem look. The website gives some highlights on what's new in MIX09:

There’s something different in the air at MIX09. Some might call it love - love of the interaction between designers and developers; love of inspiration and innovation through interactive media; love of everything that makes the Web truly great. <3 Your Web at MIX09.

  • MIX09 weaves UX into the very fabric of the conference. Join the conversation with world-class thought-leaders on a range of user experience topics. More
  • Come early for the pre-event workshops, designed to provide in-depth focus on practical skills and topics. More
  • how your passion for the Web and win a trip to MIX09 by entering the MIX10K and ReStyle challenges, or support your friends and co-workers by voting for the community choice winners. More
  • We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear — keep MIX intimate. Space will be even more limited this year, so register now to reserve your spot at MIX09. More

The first set of sessions are listed. Some of them look very interesting:

C# for Designers, AGI

Having some programming knowledge as an interactive professional can set you apart from the rest. Come learn the essentials of C# for creating interactivity in Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation in this session, and add another weapon to your design arsenal.

The Future of Microsoft Expression Blend, Doug OlsonMicrosoft Corporation

Introduced in 2007, Expression Blend is already revolutionizing the design and development workflow for creating highly immersive, interactive applications for Windows and Microsoft Silverlight. In this session, Expression Blend’s leader Doug Olson discusses the future plans for Blend and reveals some amazing sneak peeks straight from the workshop. This session focuses on design and shows how Blend improves the productivity of visual designers, providing better access to data and enhanced tools for interactivity. This session also shows how designers can be deeply engaged and remain in control of the creative decisions while enjoying improved collaboration with developers throughout the project lifecycle.

Go Beyond Best Practices: Evolving Next Practices to Prosper in the 21st Century, Lou Carbone

It’s obvious that times have changed. We are nearly a decade into the 21st Century and awash in all the capabilities and benefits that technological advancement has lavished on us. Yet we are still stuck framing business management the way we always have—from a mental model that originated in the early days of product manufacturing. It is a framework that is outdated, irrelevant and will not get us where we need to be to prosper and remain influential globally. In this session, Lou Carbone cites evidence and outlines next practices based on sensing and responding to customers’ needs versus a world of making and selling in which product manufacturing is rooted. Come learn why you need to view business differently—to evolve from best practices to next practices—if you are to survive and prosper in the years to come.

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