Gee, I almost forgot one session I attended:
Booyah! Designing and Developing Line-of-Business Applications That SIZZLE
Also very interesting: When you want a 3D application, you need to understand 3D. This is not just a matter of adding 3D support to a 2D application. You have to think in 3d from the start, and that includes the requirement stage too. What is 3D adding to your project? How can you use 3D to actually express something? I think that an example of a bad use of 3D is the Excel pie charts. I mean, what does it bring to your graph? Nothing. If anything, it makes it more confusing for the user, because it adds an information, but it’s an empty information. So really, use 3D wisely.
Now in Chicago
After Vegas, I made the trip to our headquarters in the Chicago suburb Buffalo Grove. Staying there 2 days gave me the occasion to catch up with my colleagues and to try to give them some of the excitement that I have been feeling these last days. Anyway, I am flying back tonight and will reach home tomorrow morning. I hope I’ll get some sleep on the plane, well, maybe. We’ll see :)
It was a great trip, and I am happy I had also the occasion to spend a few hours in Chicago downtown. I made a lot of pictures, I will try to post them today before I fly, not sure if that’ll work out.