Quite some time ago I asked Mark to share his ideas around how SharePoint 2010 will impact areas of his work. We never got a chance to sit down and do a recorded interview, ironically, because both of us were busy working on our SharePoint 2010 projects. Mark was nice enough to donate one of his evenings to send me his thoughts on questions I was going to ask:
Q: Mark, tell us what you do at Habanero?
Q: What's your approach in terms of starting a new user experience project?
A: It all starts working with IAs, BAs, and designers to figure out whether what is being discussed has technical implications, barriers, etc. Once we have a design direction and UE development can begin, I always start with the master page and my initial page layouts. Getting this shell in place is important, and I like to have some sort of container to work within. Then I'll start on global chrome/theming (header, footer, and global elements) so the project has that initial look and feel and you can capture the essence of the design throughout the entire development process. After that it's nailing down individual pages, controls and Web Parts and moving through them piece by piece.
Q: What tools do you use in your work?
Q: Thinking about SharePoint 2010, does your approach change? What about tools? Anything to be aware of for starting to work with SharePoint 2010 from a UE developer perspective?
Q: You've been working with SharePoint for quite some time now, and I bet you see where the product is going and maybe some of the improvements that may come in the future. Anything in particular you'd like to share?
That's it, I hope you too found a few goodies in Mark's interview!