UX Strategy Musings from Will Tschumy, Microsoft User Experience Advisor

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Looking Glass in Ad Age

September 28th, 2009 Comments Off

One of the things that can be difficult as a Microsoft Evangelist is knowing about really cool stuff and not being able to talk about it.  Looking Glass is one of those things.  Ad Age had a great write up of it here: http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=139199 Looking Glass is built on top of SharePoint, taking advantage of [...]

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Photobucket Visual Search wins “Best in Industry” award from Web Marketing Association

September 28th, 2009 Comments Off

After all the work that went into this, it’s great to see Photobucket Visual Search Win.  Check out the award site here. Photobucket Visual Search is here.

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Photobucket Visual Search launches!

June 18th, 2009 5 Comments

One of the reasons why I love being an evangelist is figuring out how we get great projects done on our platform – this one has me particularly excited.  I’ve been leading the project for the last 6 or so months, coordinating between our great clients at Photobucket and our fantastic design partner, EffectiveUI.  Photobucket, [...]

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Slideshare, meet WPF, WPF, meet slideshare

December 17th, 2008 Comments Off

So for those of us that live and die by PowerPoint, Slideshare has become an indispensible tool to share presentations (you can check out mine here).  I’m very proud to say that we’ve just recently released a plug-in for PowerPoint 2007 to allow direct upload and management of your presentations. Get the plug-in here. Once [...]

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Linerider Launches today – powered by Silverlight 2 and Windows Live Services

June 30th, 2008 1 Comment

www.linerider.com – Click “Play Now” Today, InXile launched the redesigned LineRider.com, exclusively powered by Silverlight2 and Windows Live Services. Line Rider is a casual gaming site with between 1.5 & 2M Monthly Unique users.  In addition to the old, Flash based game, they have also just launched console versions of their game for the Xbox [...]

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Hey Will, Where ya been?

June 14th, 2008 3 Comments

Sorry for the delay in posting, I promise I’ll be back soon.  As you can see, I’ve got my hands a little full at the moment


Cynergy’s winning entry, Ben, posted

April 7th, 2008 Comments Off

As I mentioned before, Cynergy won the Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals.  Over the weekend, they posted a screen cast and voiceover for their suite of applications, Ben. Check out it out here. UPDATE: Check out the Microsoft Press Pass on Cynergy’s win!

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Cynergy wins it all!

April 2nd, 2008 1 Comment

Cynergy won the Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals at SxSW with their fantastic entry, Ben.  While all the contestants had interesting and compelling entries, Cynergy’s was truly a cut above. Winning more than 85% of the people choice vote, the Cynergy team created a series of interconnected applications – a desktop WPF application, a Silverlight application [...]

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Scenes from the Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals at SxSW

April 2nd, 2008 Comments Off

We had 941 people attend the Phizzpop Design Challenge Nationals at SxSW on March 10th, 2008.  We were lucky enough to secure the famous Maggie Mae’s as our venue, and all had a great time!  Check out the photos here

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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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