Powershell, WPF, and the Science of Great User Experience

There has been a lot of talk in the last couple weeks about using WPF to build UI’s for Powershell. Just to name a few

Powershell Team’s Series on WPF

Joel Bennet’s Huddled Masses Series on WPF

I think this is great and I can’t wait to see what we all come up with.

As we begin to build these graphical tools on top of Powershell, UI and user experience is going to be more and more important.

There is a great presentation over on dnrTV (Dot Net Rocks TV) where Mark Miller and Carl Franklin discuss the Science of Great User Experience. There are some really good nuggets in here that even as Powershell Scripters tweaking WPF, we can think about and use.

Also, if you are developer and use Visual Studio, you really should check out Dev Express’s CodeRush. This is the company that Mark works for and they really take User Experience for Visual Studio to the next level. It’s awesome.

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