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  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Aaron Woo from Windows Mobile Team

    There are about 750 UX designers and researchers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. During...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Surya Vanka

    There are about 750 UX designers and researchers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. During...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Allison Gallant from XDR

    There are about 750 UX designers and researchers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. During...
  • Blog Post: UX Design and Research Training at Microsoft

      UX community within Microsoft is growing rapidly. Both UX designers and researchers play important roles in product development just as our mission states: “We seek to create products that people will love.” So, what’s the training available for new UX hires that can help them become effective...
  • Blog Post: Design Principles at Microsoft

    Functioning Form is one of my favorite design blogs, last Friday author Luke Wroblewski summarized Design Principles from three Microsoft products : Windows 7, Office 2007, and Surface, which I reposted below. I’ve also included the MIX sessions that talk about the design thinking behind each of these...
  • Blog Post: Software + Service in Plain English

    As I was searching around earlier this week for a good way of explaining “Software + Service,” the following video comes to the perfect rescue. This video is a great example of using simple drawing to tell an interesting story and explaining a hard concept. It not only explains what is S+S but also talks...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Lada Gorlenko

    There are about 750 UX designers and researchers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. During...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Ruth Kikin-Gil

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  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Interview with Lisa Anderson

    Hope you enjoyed my podcast with Jensen. During Explore Design, I also had a chance to sit down and chat with another Microsoft design leader, Lisa Anderson. Lisa has worked in several large companies as their UX director and very passionate about designer's career in technology companies. It's great...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Interview with Jensen Harris

    During Explore Design, I had a chance to sit down with Jensen and ask my specific questions face-to-face. Jensen joined Microsoft right out of college and has been with Office team for 10 years now. It's very interesting to get his perspective on Office UI design and Microsoft design culture in general...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Cinthya Urasaki

    There are about 500 designers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. Therefore, I used my spared...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Jeffrey Dunn

    There are about 500 designers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. Therefore, I used my spared...
  • Blog Post: Help improve Expression Web

    The Expression Web team is conducting a survey on hosting and publishing to learn more about how web professionals publish and host websites. The survey is anonymous and does not collect any personal information. All feedback is used to help improve future versions of Expression Web. The survey...
  • Blog Post: Canadians win design awards

    Cross posted at http://davidcrow.ca/article/1644/canadians-win-design-awards A Toronto-based designer placed 3rd in a Microsoft sponsored design competition. Kenneth W.K. Wu, creative director for Dymaxium , won third place out of 349 submissions for his Zeed+ for the Future . “The overall...
  • Blog Post: User Experience and Design on Microsoft Homepage

    As a UXA, I'm thrilled to see the culture change that has been going on at Microsoft - from very engineering driven to focusing more on user experience and design process such as the design of Vista desktop and redesign of Office 2007. Here is another example that just makes me smile... :-) "User Experience...
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