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      Mar 13
      Design for Software the book – available now!

      Today is a big day, I’m pleased to announce that “Design for Software: A Playbook for Developers” is finally available to the public! It was a long journey taking nearly 14 months to complete, but it’s here and I couldn’t be more excited. Check it out at designforsoftware.com A little background Over the past ten […]

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      Dec 12
      Freebie: Microsoft Surface RT PSD and Ai Template

      We produce a ton of artwork for Windows 8 and when we present ideas to our clients I like the artwork to look as good as possible. One way we do this is by placing the designs within a device frame. This gives the artwork some context, and a more premium positioning. Mocking up artwork […]

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      Dec 12
      Rally Keeper – Kinect based ping pong visualizer

      Following up on my last post, I mentioned that we are creating a fun installation that involves tracking small fast-moving objects. So without further ado I give you Rally Keeper: Overview Before I get into how it works, I want to mention some of the inspiration for the project. A while back I saw this […]

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      Nov 12
      Blob Tracking: Kinect + OpenCV + WPF

      With the latest SDK release, the Kinect platform has become pretty robust – skeleton tracking, gesture support, and access to the raw infrared stream all come “out-of-the-box”. Which is great, because if you’ve ever used any of the opensource equivalents, things can get pretty hairy. Hands and skeletons are cool and all, but unfortunately there […]

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      Aug 12
      Design for Software – Slides from That Conference

      Thanks to everyone who attended my design talk at That Conference. It’s always great to see the dev community genuinely interested in learning about design. That Conference was awesome, the support of the attendees and overall energy at the conference was some of the best I’ve ever seen. Water park after party?! Nuff’ said. New […]

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      Aug 12
      Design for Software – Slides from That Conference

      Thanks to everyone who attended my design talk at That Conference. It’s always great to see the dev community genuinely interested in learning about design. That Conference was awesome, the support of the attendees and overall energy at the conference was some of the best I’ve ever seen. Water park after party?! Nuff’ said. New […]

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      Apr 12
      Windows 8 from the Trenches

      Last week Clarity was invited to the Windows 8 Developer Launch event in here in Chicago. Matt Hidinger and I were asked by some good friends at Microsoft to give our 2-cents on why we’re excited about Window 8. It was a packed event, and we had a great time. Below are some pictures, slides […]

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      Feb 12
      Windows 8 Photoshop Templates

      Windows 8 is coming in hot! And here at Clarity we just couldn’t wait for MS to publish the official design guidelines. Our clients want to see their brand on Windows 8 now. So we meticulously picked apart screen shots and some XAML to create our own Photoshop templates. Get the unofficial Windows 8 photoshop […]

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      Nov 11
      Design for Software – THE BOOK!

      About 5 months ago I gave a talk on Design for Software for DevSum11. It was a great event and I was pleasantly surprised at the positive attitude the community had towards design. Shortly there after I was contacted by Wiley to see if I would be interested in elaborating the talk into a book. […]

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      Aug 11
      Cranking your HTML5 site to 11!

      Overview It seems like everybody is getting bitten by the HTML5 bug lately. And as more folks jump on the band-wagon its going to become harder and harder to one-up the competition. Interestingly, the modern browsers are starting to offer some browser-specific functionality that can help make your shiny new HTML5 site stand out. The […]