UX Strategy Musings from Will Tschumy, Microsoft User Experience Advisor

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Entries from March 2007

XBox 360: Back to nostalga

March 26th, 2007 1 Comment

I recently took advantage of my privileges at the Microsoft Company Store to purchase a XBox 360. I’m not going to go over the pros of the system, they’re covered in more detail than I want to here, here and here (oh yeah, here too). It’s great, and if you have an HD set, it’s [...]

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Hey Will, Where ya been?

March 26th, 2007 Comments Off

So, to call my posting to the blog recently ‘erratic’ is probably an understatement. For the last two weeks, I’ve been on the road, including a week of training at the mothership and a trip to Los Angeles. As you might guess, all that travel has left me a little tired. Given all this, I [...]

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Presentation on UX and its relevance to Line of Business Applications

March 9th, 2007 Comments Off

Hi All, This is yet another presentation I gave on the role of User Experience in Line of Business applications. I gave this in Redmond a couple weeks ago.

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Presentation on User Research and Office 2007

March 9th, 2007 Comments Off

I gave this presentation in Redmond a couple weeks ago. It’s an overview of the techniques and tools used to develop the Ribbon UX of Office 2007.

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The question I keep getting asked…

March 5th, 2007 Comments Off

This is from an email exchange I’ve had with a non-UX practitioner. “HELP – I’ve got to explain what UX is to a group of developers, business people, etc.&  I’m building Line of Business applications” There are three quotes I’d think about: “The product is the experience” – Howard D. Schultz, Chairman of Starbucks “Questions [...]

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Hello world!

March 5th, 2007 Comments Off

Another day, another URL. Hi, faithful readers. This is my new, permanent home. Rather than being hosted on wordpress.com, I’ve chosen to install wordpress on my own domain for the additional flexibility. Why have I done this? Primarily because I wanted to be able to post content that I can’t post on wordpress due to [...]

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