I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the Re-MIX Atlanta event this past weekend, and was thrilled to be a part of the local design and development community. I enjoyed how the imageevent was split up in three tracks….UX, Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight/Web.

The UX Track is what I really enjoyed attending, and it was loaded with sessions like “What Developers and Designers Don’t Get About Each Other” by Dennis Estanislao and Sean Gerety, a phenomenal talk (check it out on Vimeo) that walks through the differences between designers and developers and how they distinctly look at each other from completely different lenses. Very funny and great presentation. “Bring Your Sketches to Life with SketchFlow” by Virginia Cagwin, did a great job walking through how to implement SketchFlow into your workflow and demo’ed using Expression Sketchflow on a Mac and how it can better the end design you land with on your next project. “UX on UX” by Nikkie Chau was very entertaining in her session as it started with a nice little punch of Yoga all since she’s a master yogo instructor that, oh-by-the-way does user research :) . And the last session before my talk was by Zach Pousman talking on “Designing Pleasurable Experiences”, in which he did an amazing job exploring various techniques for ensuring your users have an immersive and enjoyable experience in whatever UI you are designing.

Glen Gordon posted a great write up on the event as well and many more photos of the event are posted out on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/remixatl/

image Remix Welcome Banner by ideakitchn.

I had a blast getting to know the local Atlanta design and development community, and hopefully for those in public sector, we can bring this kind of love to the DC area in the next year!