IdeaWins Contest

Hey all, I think this may interest some of you.  It’s a pretty unique website, and I was hoping the interface was made in Expression, but alas, it’s a well-done Flash project!  Check it out here.  It’s a contest for the best new small business idea.  The prizes are quite tantalizing… but more importantly, it’s…

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Design Charts

Hey everyone!  While reading up on the writings of some of our local UXers, I stumbled upon this site.  Very cool – it’s like the Top 40 Charts but for design!  An excellent resource for an aspiring UX Advisor… hmm… -Mark Z

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Licensing the 2007 Microsoft Office User Interface

Yesterday we announced a program to licesne the Office User Interface design and while I might be able to capture most of the information…. I think Jensen express himself well on this and given his background provides some great insight… here’s the link and a teaser on his conversation. Licensing the 2007 Microsoft Office User…

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Beyond Menus and Toolbars in Office

Beyond Menus and Toolbars in Microsoft Office by Jensen Harris.  I know from many of my conversations that you are eager to understand the new “Ribbon” user interface (UI).  So, I thought I’d share this presentation. Jensen Harris, the lead UI designer for the Office UI suite.  He gave this presentation to a community before the product…

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Alex updates his video

I’ve posted a video on YouTube and it can viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpsjPxRkmFo Regards,Alex Levit

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Candidate – Qixing Zheng

So, what do you think about Qixing?  Dear John, My name is Qixing Zheng. I am a recent Master’s graduate (last Dec.) from the University of British Columbia. The following are the top reasons why I should be Microsoft’s connection to the Canadian UX community, a.k.a. the Canadian User Experience Advisor. Master’s degree in Computer…

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Candidate:Mike Lane

Mike show’s us why… he’s the one! Hi John, The following are links to my self promotional video and some of my graphic work that I’ve posted on DeviantArt. I’m eager to post a few blogs of my own on the CANUX site. Also seeing as how my work at DeviantArt is mainly graphic work,…

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Interviewing has started

Ok….. I know that I’ve been quiet on the blog for the last little while and need to turn my attention in sharing more information as we get into the meat of the search.   I’ve started interviewing candidates and need your help.  I really want to hear what you think… yes it matters.  So to…

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Expression Event at MSN Studios

Hey guys, guest blogger Mark Z here.  Wanted to post a review here written by Jason Yong, of an event he organized at the MSN Offices downtown Toronto to show people some of the Expression products that are being released pretty soon: Hello All!     My name is Jason Yong and I’m the coop…

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Candidate: Alex Levit

Alex, just sent me an email and applied to the position.  check out his portfolio and tell me what you think? My name is Alex Levit, and I’m a graduating Graphic Design student from Seneca College.Majid Mirza has referred me to your blog, and I have been following it closely for a couple of weeks…

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