A couple of months ago I was interviewed by Shawn Murray, who is putting together a set of podcast-style interviews to help people learn more about Office 2007 and related products. These recordings are available as MP3 or Windows Media Audio (.wma) files and can be listened to on any computer or device.

Recently, Shawn publicly posted my two-part podcast (or "prodcast" as he calls it) for anyone to listen to, so if you have a few minutes and want to hear the story of the user interface in detail, check them out. In Part 1, I give a verbal account of some of the history outlined in my Why the UI? series of blog posts. Part 2 deals much more with the nuts-and-bolts of the new user interface itself.

The interview was totally off-the-cuff, unrehearsed, and over the phone, so apologies in advance if I ramble on at times.

New Office User Interface Prodcast - Part 1 [35:29]

New Office User Interface Prodcast - Part 2 [39:43]

See the list of all IW Center Prodcasts

Thanks to Shawn Murray for recording these and putting them up on his site--it looks like a great resource for Office enthusiasts on-the-go.