Ready to Ignite Your Career?

Along with TechDays starting in September, the popular Ignite Your Career Webcast series also returns next month. As a professional working in IT, it’s so easy to get caught up in your day-to-day work that you find little time to grow your professional skills, learn about industry trends, and think about your next career challenge….

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[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 my…

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[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 my…

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[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 my…

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Mini-Demo: Windows 7 Desktop

As we are wrapping up all our EnergizeIT events this week, I thought to record my demo on Windows 7 Desktop for those of you who couldn’t make the event and would like to take a look. In the 20 mins demo below, I showed the things I like about Win7 from a everyday user…

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WIT Webcast Summary and Answers to Your Questions

Yesterday we successfully conducted the Women in IT Panel Discussion webcast, which is a new addition to the Ignite Your Career webcast series this year. Thanks for everyone’s participation in the webcast! It was great conversation, and all the panelists and I had a lot of fun being part of it. We had about 70…

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[Podcast] Interview with Kim Lenox

Interaction’09 is a conference of about 400 people. An intimate conference for a close design community of interaction designers means you got to meet many people at the conference. Even better, you got one-on-one time with pioneers in the field. I had the opportunity to interview Kim Lenox at the conference. Kim has been working…

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[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 the…

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[Podcast] Imagine Cup Final Experience

Remember Jin and Kevin from SFU? We showcased their project on CanUX earlier this year and followed their journey of winning the second place worldwide in the Design Competition for Imagine Cup 08. As Imagine Cup 09 is underway, I sat down with them over Explore Design conference find out what’s it really like to…

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[Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Ruth Kikin-Gil

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…

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