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(May 2008) User Experience Design at Microsoft

by on May 5, 2008

Thursday May 15, 2008
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Accelerator Centre
Main floor networking area (aka kitchen!)
295 Hagey Blvd., Waterloo

Thanks to our co-host for this month’s event, the Infusion Angels Innovation Centre (sponsored by Microsoft) — who will serve refreshments and give away prizes throughout the evening. Woot!

Event description

How is Microsoft changing its culture from engineering driven to experience first? What are some cutting edge human-computer interaction projects at Microsoft Research? What new applications are available to me?

In this session, join us as Qixing Zheng, Microsoft Canada’s first User Experience Advisor, answers these questions through insights and real-world examples. Qixing will describe Microsoft’s efforts to create a seamless user experience across all its platforms, while enabling designers and developers to work more productively together. She will also discuss various academic-focused design programs at Microsoft, different job opportunities in User Experience Design, and some innovative technologies being adopted in the UX industry.

Here are some useful links:

This free event is open to everyone, so spread the word to co-workers or friends who you think would be interested.


To help us estimate numbers for ordering refreshments, please RSVP to the UX group coordinators if you’re hoping to attend. (Note: No need to RSVP again if you’re a Communitech member and have already done so via Wanda Eby.)


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  1. Hi All,

    Excited to see you all tomorrow. I’ve included more details about my talk at:

    I’ve organized my talk into three short stories to give you an overview of what’s going on design-wise at Microsoft.

    1. Story of Learning: how Office UX Design team learnt from the past and created the Office 2007 Ribbon Design

    2. Story of Rethinking: rethink about the rich experience we can bring to the web, our story behind the Rich Web UX Platform: Silverlight

    3. Story of Vision: from Surface Computing to Natural User Interface, what is our design vision and how we are designing towards the vision

  2. May I just say how deeply disappointed I was to realize, having read about this session, that I had done so within the week FOLLOWING it? Is there any chance the session was videotaped or that slides or session notes are available?

    I am also watching this site with intense anticipation for the next meeting, hoping to attend!


  3. @erica: Sorry you missed us this month! Our next event will be June 19/08. Details still to come, but it’s likely to be a highly interactive event in which we work together in small teams to tackle some fun design challenges — and learn from each other in the process.

    Hope to see you there.

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