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Elements Of Passion

Art, Interaction Design and User Experience

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Sat, 19 May 2007 23:39:46 +0000

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Wed, 04 Apr 2007 04:47:04 +0000

A couple of months ago, I downloaded a trial version of ArtRage to play with it on my tablet pc. I liked the program so much that after less than an hour of using the trial version, I purchased the full copy. This has been the best $20 I have ever paid for a piece […](image)

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Extreme makeover: Microsoft Expression Blendmeero

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 19:12:23 +0000

Microsoft Expression has a special holiday treat for designers: The new beta of Microsoft Expression Blend is now available for download. The Expression team has been working very hard over the past year to give Sparkle an extreme makeover. New UI, new property inspection system, better workflow for UI design tasks, and a great looking […](image)

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Getting Realmeero

Sat, 02 Dec 2006 00:43:14 +0000

Thanksgiving weekend has been pretty cold in Washington, so I took advantage of my lazy holiday and grabbed a copy of “Getting Real”, 37Signal‘s book on agile web development. The book actually blew me away with its simplistic, yet effective approach to summarize many of the lessons I learned the hard way. I didn’t put […](image)

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Tutorial: Developing WPF 3D multiplayer web gamesmeero

Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:08:50 +0000

Digital media universe has an interesting tutorial on how to build 3D multiplayer web games using WPF. Another useful article is developing WPF using C#. Very useful for beginners!(image)

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Talk about a real wizard!meero

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 00:24:27 +0000

Meet Peter Blois, one of my teammates at the Microsoft Expression team and a math whiz. Peter is the guy who wrote the original version of the Flickr Browsr that I used in my Channel 9 presentation. His blog, house of mirrors, is filled with fun WPF samples. Make sure you don’t miss it.  (image)

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Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer CTP releasedmeero

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 07:40:47 +0000

Microsoft released today a CTP of Expression Interactive Designer: A new tool for designing interactive user interface for Windows Presentation Foundation. Here are some useful links: Channel 9 Video Try Interactive Designer for free Expression team blog Also, here is the source code and executable (107 KB) for the Flickr Browser sample I built in the […](image)

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On Designing softwaremeero

Wed, 16 Nov 2005 21:46:25 +0000

A friend of mine pointed me out today to the Modo 201 event video for SIGGRAPH’05. While I am still less than a couple of minutes through the video, I was very interested by the way Luxology presented their goals for Modo. I believe it’s the simplest and most efficient set of goals I have seen […](image)

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On Creativitymeero

Sat, 12 Nov 2005 20:05:43 +0000

In Fall of 2002, I took a very interesting class on creativity support tools with one of my favorite professors: Ben Shneiderman.  The course introduced us to several tools that empowers people to be more creative by presenting them with the right medium to find resources (Idea Processors, Thesauri, Brainstorming) , creating maps and collaboration. I […](image)

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An old portrait from an old friendmeeroMiro_comic

Sat, 12 Nov 2005 15:04:37 +0000

I found a portrait that my best friend Hassan Fedawy drew me before I left Egypt in 2001. While his website is under construction, it’s worth taking a look at his old artwork. Hassan used to be #1 portraist in Egypt and he has a very unique style!(image)

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