Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond, WA
Position: User Researcher - 173850
Duration: Full Time
The Windows and Windows Live XDR UX Research group needs a lead to drive making Windows client and services world class user experiences. The mission for Windows & Windows Live XDR is to think end to end about the experience and both broad and deep.
A while back, there was a lot of chatter about the MS Ribbon... but around
patenting issues. Since Office 2007 has been out for some time now, I'm
surprised that I haven't seen a whole lot of mention (or complaining!) about
this new paradigm here, considering MS has basically attempted to redefine
the desktop UI from the weathered (and tired?) pull-down menu method to a
whole new task-based "right tools at the right time" approach.
I'd love to hear people's thoughts on their use of the Ribbon in various
Granted, it's a shift, and that requires learning.
Some people have asked on this list how Microsoft Surface was created and who worked on it, with specific inquiries into Bill Buxton. Bill has consulting on the project since about 2004 (About a year before he came into Microsoft.
I find there are quite a few interesting concepts here, especially the
interaction with "real" objects. The clips in the third video is the most
- Placing a camera on top of the desk and move images to you portable
- Browsing your media files and drop them on the media player.
- Pay for things by dropping the items on the physical credit cards.
I'd love to hear people's thoughts, especially from the fishies among
us about this deal.
I was speaking w/ a microsofty today about this and he is convinced
this is the new beginning of advertising. My take on it was more
personal. Razorfish has been a major organ (can't quite say it is the
heart) of the NYC/Silicon Alley UX scene for close to 10 years if not
10 years. It is hard to imagine that this organization is falling under
the umbrella of Microsoft. Will it still maintain it's brand? And
worse, will it still keep its NYC edge and connections?
"Today, we're announcing a licensing program for the 2007 Microsoft
Office system user interface which allows virtually anyone to obtain a
royalty-free license to use the new Office UI in a software product,
including the Ribbon, galleries, the Mini Toolbar, and the rest of the
I've never heard of anyone licensing a UI system before (separate from
a software system).
Is there any precedent for this? Can Microsoft actually require
licensing of the UI? Is it enforceable?
Microsoft Unveils Expression Family of Designer Tools
New tools to accelerate business opportunity by reducing the complexity and cost of delivering richer user experiences on the Web and Windows Vista platform.
LOS ANGELES -- Sept 14th, 2005 -- Today at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 2005 (PDC05), Eric Rudder, senior vice president, Servers and Tools at Microsoft Corp., introduced Microsoft® Expression, a