BayCHI Event Last Night

A big thanks to everyone who came to hear me speak last night at the
BayCHI monthly program at
.  I enjoyed meeting so many of you in person and hearing your
feedback and ideas.  Thanks especially to Rashmi, Deanna, Suzanne, Steve,
and everyone else from BayCHI who made me feel welcome and helped manage the
logistics of the event.  The turnout was great, and I hope those of you who
came found it worthwhile.  (And hopefully, there are a few new readers

For those of you who weren’t there, the good news is that the BayCHI team should
be releasing material from last night’s event online as soon as today. 
When it is available, I’ll post again to let you know the location.

In my talk, I covered a lot of background
material about why we’re doing the new Office 12 user experience, details about
the most important parts of the new interface itself, and answered questions for
a while.  If you saw me speak at PDC or MVP Summit, some of the root
material is similar, but tuned to the audience of user interface and usability

Thanks again for a great event, the interesting questions, and to BayCHI for
extending me the invitation.

Comments (9)

  1. Long Pan says:

    thanks for delivered such a great presentation. I enjoyed and learned a lot!

  2. Joe Lagana says:

    Your presentation was awesome! It put a human face on Microsoft and really showed that your company is thinking about the user.

  3. Step says:

    I’m on the wrong coast 🙁 , but look forward to the material from your presentation. Keep up the great blog, I look forward to reading daily!

  4. ji kim says:

    I especially enjoyed the part about history of micrsoft office user interface, and the reasoning behind the design decisions!

    I’m really curious to see how other products like Microsoft Outlook and Project will change….

  5. kwc says:

    Hi Jensen,

    Thanks for your talk. It’s one of the rare MS technologies that has impressed me with it’s focus on the user. I’ve posted notes from your talk that I thought I should post here:

    of course, errors and misinterpretations in the notes are all mine.

  6. rover18 says:

    I look forward to reading the material of the event.Is it video material?

  7. jensenh says:

    Thanks for the kind words, it was a fun event.

    I know Steve Williams is working on getting the audio and slides posted but was having server problems. As soon as they’re up, I’ll let you know.

  8. I had a great time at Stanford–though it was cold and cloudy 🙂 :-)  Thanks everyone for…