UX Strategy Musings from Will Tschumy, Microsoft User Experience Advisor

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Entries from February 2008

Maybe this internet thing *is* going to catch on

February 26th, 2008 2 Comments

Oh how the times have changed. In a past life, I was the Lead Information Architect for Walmart.com, focusing on what they call ‘Digital Life’ – aka, Music Downloads, Video Downloads, Digital Photos, etc. Walmart never did (and as far as I can tell still doesn’t) take digital distribution seriously.  They were content to have [...]

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They like me, they *really* like me

February 23rd, 2008 Comments Off

We’re very excited to announce that MIX08 has sold out.  Last year was my first MIX – it was a huge and successful conference.  This year is even bigger, with a dedicated UX track.  All told, very exciting! Don’t worry, registration for MIX09 should open soon

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Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed

February 22nd, 2008 Comments Off

Microsoft’s UXE meta-blog, Design-For-Innovation.com has undergone some updates.  Among other things, it finally has an aggregated RSS feed for all of the posts.  Be sure to check it out!

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Design Problem for Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals

February 22nd, 2008 Comments Off

So I’m a little late in posting this, but we’re really excited to have so many great design firms working on this problem (AKQA, Cynergy, Clarity Consulting, Thirteen23, and CreateThe). The grand finale is at SxSW in Austin, TX on March 10th. Check out designchallenge.phizzpop.com for more details! Congratulations! Your firm has been selected as [...]

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On the lighter side

February 20th, 2008 Comments Off

I found this on Channel 10. Just to be really clear: This is a joke: Life At Microsoft – The Truth Revealed

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Come to MIX08 – see the sights, follow the UX track, take in a panel

February 15th, 2008 2 Comments

I’m really getting excited about MIX this year.  Based off the work that Chris, myself and the other UXEs have done, we’ve been able to secure a dedicated UX track for MIX08. You’ll see Lou Carbone (Experience Engineering and author of “Clued In”), David Armano (Critical Mass, and author of Logic + Emotion), Dan Roam [...]

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Cynergy’s crazy coolness that keeps on giving

February 14th, 2008 Comments Off

I posted recently about the great ‘Minority Report meets Surface’ project that Cynergy did.  Well, apparently Forbes read my post (I mean, they couldn’t have possibly seen it on YouTube).  They said: Nintendo’s Wii Technology Moves Past The Game The same ingenious controller that made the Nintendo (other-otc: NTDOY.PK – news – people ) Wii [...]

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New Year, New Look

February 14th, 2008 Comments Off

So, I’m the first to admit, I’m a bad blogger. What can I say, I have an overly active sense of self-censorship (those who know me personally may be chuckling right now). Anyway, after fighting with the Hemmingway WordPress theme for some time, I’ve decided to try a new one. We’ll see. At the very [...]