I am more motivated than ever in the pursuit of great design and appreciate your participation and feedback this year. Expect more this year.
Attending build again this year was a blast and really changed a few things for me:
The need for software intelligence was amplified: with new services, we now have the eyes, ears, and mouth for applications — apps now need intelligence more than ever
Travel lighter: The Surface Pro giveaway from build is now my primary machine. I no longer carry the mobile command center back pack, but very small brief case; simpler and easier; I know sales have not been stellar, but it is a wonderfully powerful and small device; I dock it to a 23" touch display when at home
Design of the command center: after experiencing the new hardware available, my command center design now includes touch displays only; also, I will making at least one update post to How to design your own command center on a budget; it is surprisingly popular and I have made quite a few changes. It is about 50% complete — a great place for design
So what is to come? There are three main questions that will help drive the pursuit:
- Does great design need to be intelligent or at least smart enough?
- How do we make software smart enough?
- How do we produce great designs and products consistently?
Top WinRT .NET needs
Two reasons you will like Windows 8 store apps even on your desktop and laptop
Top 10 reasons why TypeScript will be widely adopted
Fall in love with your work
Security Alert: Disable UPnP on your router
A look behind the Windows 8 curtain
What to expect at Build 2013 (#bldwin)? Knowns and unknowns.
[Build 2013] Day 0: Travel, registration, & hackathon
[Build 2013] Day 1: Keynote, sessions, giveaway, & hackathon
[Build 2013] Day 2: Keynote, sessions, hackathon, and party
[Build 2013] Day 3: Final day
Thanks again for joining me in the pursuit of great design. Enjoy!