Posts in Category "About Adobe Consulting"

AC@MAX Chicago & Barcelona

I’m really excited to be part of the Adobe Consulting Team attending MAX2007 in both America & Europe this year, not only will there be a record attendance for the conference, but also a record attendance of Adobe Consultants drawn from our Technology and User Experience Practices. Three AC UX team members will be there; Peter Baird (North America UX Team, based in Newton) , George Neil (Europe UX Team, based in Edinburgh) & myself (Global UX, based in San Francisco).

AC is participating in a number of different sessions including the keynote, individual presentations from our consultants, “chalk and talk” sessions in the halls, panel sessions and our very own Adobe Consulting Birds of a Feather Monday 9:30pm.

This will be a great opportunity for any of you attending to connect with our team, see some of the things we’ve been doing & share some of your work. We are always looking for partners, contractors & new team members in our different regions.

Email me if you want to meet up. smith at adobe dot com

New Name: Same Great Taste

Looking back at this blog’s inaugural post back in May of 2005, you start to realize how far we’ve come. What was then a North American consulting group with a handful of very talented consultants has grown significantly over the years, with the acquisition and integration of several very talented groups including Iteration::two, as well as the acquisition by Adobe, and the integration with Adobe’s consulting group. In just the past two years the organization has grown to be quite a force, with representation from San Francisco to Tokyo, from Scotland down to Sydney, and literally everywhere in-between.

Several members of Adobe Consulting have begun contributing to the blogosphere with their own blogs, and rightfully so. The Adobe Consulting organization has grown too large, and it’s members too diverse to be represented by a single blog.

With the growth of the organization, and the rise of additional Adobe Consulting blogs, this blog is being rebranded “Adobe Consulting: User-Experience Hub”, with a focus particularly on the design groups within Adobe Consulting. This is not to suggest that our other Adobe Consulting blogs will not offer user-experience insight, or that you won’t find blog entries of a technical nature within this blog anymore. Steven, Ali, Alex, and the rest of the team continue to pump out some incredible user-experiences (see, Distortion Effects, Scheduling Frameworks, and the like). And Ikezi is still going to give great development tips such as the Flex Builder Cairngorm Plugin and Continuous Integration in Flex.

In our first blog entry, we mentioned that this blog was intended to be an avenue to share the lessons that we’ve learned, and be a window to our “work in progress”. That mission has not changed. We hope that the “User Experience Hub” can continue to serve as an avenue to share with all of you the tools, tips, and techniques to create a great user-experience.

We’ve all reached an important milestone in our industry. Two years ago Macromedia had as it’s motto “Experience Matters”. It seems today that everyone accepts that as a fact. Now it’s a matter of giving the people the tools and resources they need to create the best experience possible. And we believe, as Adobe’s motto states, that the experience can be “Better by Adobe”.

Work for Adobe in Boston or San Francisco

We’re looking for a few great designers and developers to join our teams in both Boston and San Francisco. In addition to working for a great company using the greatest technologies, as part of the consulting team, you’ll also get to work with some of the best clients, and be “ahead of the curve” on Rich Internet Application design and development.

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Welcome to Work in Progress

Welcome to the inaugural post of Macromedia Consulting’s blog, “Work In Progress�.

Our organization has been around in one form or another for a couple of years, but the last twelve months have been a particularly interesting period marked by large engagements, team growth and wrestling with the trials and tribulations therein. We’ve learned many lessons along the way and we felt that it was an important part of our mission to communicate these experiences to the community at large especially given that we have the privilege of working with our clients on novel challenges that some of you may not have encountered.

We continue to learn new lessons every day, changing our opinions, refining our methodology. Therefore nothing we write should be considered a fait accompli. Consider it all a work in progress.

Our projects span the gambit of Macromedia products but our main focus over the last year has been designing and building RIA’s with Flex. Organizationally we mirror many traditional consulting outfits in that we offer technical, user experience and business analysis expertise. Because of this, our Blog will probably mirror these domains.

James Surowiecki once said “[When publishing a blog] you always know the readers are smarter than you.� We take this to heart and we realize that many of you who might visit this blog are also in the trenches of creating great digital experiences. So we solicit your opinions and feedback and we look forward to hearing from you.