30 Sep 2010 - 5:20am
5 years ago
6 replies
John Gibbard

The PERFECT interaction or experience designer's workspace

So, we have been thinking about an impending office move and the inevitable relocation of the team of Information Architects to a new building. We want to take the opportunity to create an ideal environment for generating exceptional user experiences from strategy through documentation to prototype.

Some background

15 Aug 2008 - 9:33am
8 years ago
9 replies

MS Office Fluent user interface

Happy Friday everyone,

I'm working on an interface for a new product and considering using the MS
fluent user interface as a model instead of your basic menus. I've been
googling it this morning and there's actually a surprising lack of UX
writing on the subject - or I am simply not finding it.

I don't want to use something without having a good understanding of it
first. I did read this from MS

Which is a fine overview but doesn't quite get too deep.

28 Nov 2006 - 12:48pm
9 years ago
9 replies
Dave Malouf

Critiquing the Office 2007 (was Re: Microsoft to license Office 2007 UI system)

Todd Zaki Warfel wrote:

> Whereas web-based apps are starting to look and perform more and more
> like desktop applications, this is going the other direction - a
> desktop app looking like and operating like a web-app.

22 Nov 2006 - 5:58pm
9 years ago
47 replies
Gabriel White

Microsoft to license Office 2007 UI system

"Today, we're announcing a licensing program for the 2007 Microsoft
Office system user interface which allows virtually anyone to obtain a
royalty-free license to use the new Office UI in a software product,
including the Ribbon, galleries, the Mini Toolbar, and the rest of the
user interface."

I've never heard of anyone licensing a UI system before (separate from
a software system).

Is there any precedent for this? Can Microsoft actually require
licensing of the UI? Is it enforceable?

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