Dennis' report from UX Week

I just received this email from Dennis Wixon down at UX Week. So after a somewhat harrowing evening, the “Challenge Behind Emotional Innovation” at UX Week was a success! I have some video of my presentation that I’ll be posting shortly (Thanks Chris), but for now here are some great photos from the day. As…

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Hello from San Francisco!

Dennis Wixon, our user research manager in Microsoft Surface, is in San Francisco for UX Week 2008. He’s at the Palace Hotel getting ready to talk to some user experience professionals tomorrow. UX Week is a conference that caters to the user experience audience and lets attendees and speakers gather together to discuss what products…

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MIX08

A few of us will be at MIX08 in Vegas next month.  August and Daniel from the UX team will be participating in some cool sessions in the UX track (you can search for them by name here to find those sessions).  Also, Tasneem and I from the SDK team will be hanging out in the “sandbox” area with demo tables…

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Access Points

  Let’s dive into some design.  Obviously, there’s way too much to cover so I’ll start small and specific and we’ll gradually cover more ground over time.  So, I’ll start with general navigation and a key navigational element we call “Access Points”.   In creating a navigation model for any system, you generally take stock…

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User Experience Introduction

  Hello.  My name is Ali Vassigh and I manage Surface’s User Experience team.   My team of designers and writers are responsible for defining and creating your experience with all the aspects of Surface  you can see, hear, touch, and generally interact with as a consumer.   From the physical form and materials to the digital…

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