Wednesday, March 26, 2008

In preparation for the Flex Tutorial

Here is a link to the code we will be using in the class, please download it to your Flex environment:

We will be providing a paper copy of the code for you to take notes during the tutorial as well as a cheat sheet for Flex code.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

AIR, Flex & Thermo...

In preparation for the tutorial on the 27th it might help to understand the approach Adobe is taking with RIA & Design. This video gives an overview of how the toolchain was applied to a Sony Ericsson site

"AIR, Flex and the forthcoming Thermo join Photoshop to make up the newest suite of Adobe tools for interface design. Check out the following video demonstration of the AIR and Flex at work on a Sony Ericsson website. The demo is from Raghunath Rao of Adobe in Bangalore, India."

Curtsy of ReadWriteWeb

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Introduction to Flex for Designers class

IxDA Boston is pleased to present a one-time Introduction to Flex for Designers class. Jesse Beach, a Boston IxDA group leader, will be teaching this class.

Flex is a platform that can be used to build interactive prototypes. There has been a very interesting discussion on the IxDA's website about how people are starting to use the Flex framework for rapid prototyping. Take a look through the thread to gain an understanding of how Flex is being used by other designers.

One thing we can guarantee you is that as an interaction designer, you will at some point in the near future be faced with involvement in the platform, so now is your opportunity to check it out. By the end of the class you will have built something similar to this.

**We are going to offer space at this class with a preference to those that can bring their own computer and willing to pair up with a classmate to work through the tutorial. However, if you are unable to bring your own laptop, do not worry!! We're aiming for a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of people:laptops. If you are bringing a laptopto the class please follow these very important instructions on setting up the environment to be able to work properly during the class. This may seem very intimidating, but don't let it overwhelm you as we'll be adapting to the needs of the class and taking things one step at a time! If you have any issues or problems with the install, please let us know ASAP.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Where: RDVO
20 Holland Street, 4th Floor
Davis Square
Somerville, MA
When: Thursday March 27. 7-9pm (6:30 for pizza and socializing! )
What to Bring: Pencil/Notebook, Laptop (see important instructions below **) - if you have one