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Puget Sound World Usability Day 2012

Microsoft and the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering are co-hosting the Puget Sound Word Usability Day event on November 8th, 2012 at Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, WA. The topic is centered around consumers and businesses need from financial systems and other systems usability. After the event there are tours available to visit "Inclusive Innovation Showroom" to explore assistive technologies and "Office Design Lab" to know behind the sceens where Microsoft Office is built.

12 Sep 2012 - 9:18am
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Kathryn Parkes
16 Jan 2012 - 4:42pm
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What UX implications should I be aware of when designing an enterprise website/intranet on SharePoint

We are currently weighing up the for-and-against in relation to whether to use SharePoint or an arguably better suited 

24 May 2010 - 12:22pm

Building Custom Web Apps Right and Fast: Why rapid prototyping with Sketchflow and user research are the keys to success

Format: Free Webinar
Instructor: John Whalen PhD, Director, User Experience & Design, e.magination
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Place: Online Webinar

1 Feb 2010 - 6:03am

JOB: Senior Interaction Designers - Microsoft - Beijing

Microsoft's Beijing UX Studios is growing! If you're in Beijing or
interested in coming to China for an adventure, then let me know. We
have a range of openings across our Macintosh Business Unit
(Mac:Office), the China Innovation Group, Education, Healthcare and

Looking for strong candidates with ~6-10 years of experience who are
interested in joining a creative, collaborative UX Studio at the
heart of Microsoft's innovation efforts across Asia.

23 Jun 2009 - 1:21pm
7 years ago
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[EVENT] IxDA Waterloo: From Concept to Production: Prototyping with Expression Blend 3


Thursday June 25, 2009, 5:00 pm
Accelerator Centre in Waterloo, Ontario

So, you¹ve got a great design idea for your project. But how do you quickly
turn conceptual design ideas into rich prototypes that are ready for
production? Additionally, how do you share your design ideas with others
effectively at each stage of the design process?

Come hear Qixing Zheng from Microsoft introduce a new component in
Expression Blend 3, called SketchFlow.

10 Jun 2009 - 9:09pm
7 years ago
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Advice on Grid for Visual Studio Developers?

Is anyone aware of a developer's reference on defining a layout grid
(or the atomic unit thereof) in Visual Studio? I've tried searching,
but am perhaps not using the right search terms.

I mentioned the need for all our UIs to be designed according to a
grid, and got some "deer in the headlights." And when I used 960
site as a means to convey my point, they got it... but responded with
"that's CSS - for web development.

29 Apr 2009 - 3:46pm
Evan K. Stone

Preview of SketchFlow prototyping in Expression Blend 3

InfoQ has an article with an early preview of Expression Blend 3's
SketchFlow functionality for doing prototypes in .NET:

...just in case anyone's interested. enjoy.


31 May 2008 - 4:49pm
Ruth Kikin-Gil

JOB: UX designers, Redmond, WA - Microsoft Office Labs, Full time

Hi IxDA-ers!

I'm part of an amazing R&D group in Microsoft that works on the borderline
of research and products, with innovation as its main goal.

The group is called "Office labs" and its charter is to explore the future
of the productivity space in the broadest sense. The good news is that we're

27 Sep 2007 - 3:45pm
D'Andrea Turner...

JOB: User Experience Designer - 185582, Redmond, WA - Microsoft Corporation - Full Time

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond, WA
Position: User Experience Designer - 185582
Duration: Full Time

The Microsoft Windows User Experience team is seeking exceptional interaction designers to make the personal computer more powerful, engaging, and rewarding to use. This is an opportunity to reinvent how people interact with computers, to turn new technology into positive user experiences, and to deliver a product that reaches millions of customers.

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