Tag Archives: visual design

Azure Partner UX Guidelines

When I returned to Microsoft in August 2016, I joined as the Design Lead for the Azure Framework. Our team of 4 full-time designers, 2 researchers, and a content writer – along with our studio head, who worked closely with us – were responsible for improving the user experience of the entire Azure platform in […]

Cortana in the Car: VUI for Windows Automotive

Design a new voice user interface (VUI) for use in the car that passes all automotive industry distracted driving safety standards. In addition, guide all 5 major feature teams on the appropriate use of speech within their areas (Start, Navigation, Media, Communications, and Car) CONTRIBUTORS: Myself (design owner) / 2 Program Managers / 2 Researchers […]

System Center “Concept Car” 2010

In 2010, we set out to explore a unified approach to the most complex IT processes – software deployment and incident management in large networks.¬†From initial scenarios and paper sketches to high-fidelity prototypes, videos, and user testing, we used this “concept car” as a vehicle for exploring the impact of large screens, multiple product integrations […]