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UX Lunch: Story of the Ribbon

by David Sturtz

Next up, Jensen Harris of Microsoft Office’s UX Team presents the design process that led to Office 2007’s “ribbon” interface. It’s an interesting case study of the analysis, iteration of design concepts, and testing of potential solutions.

Download the mp4 video file or a WMV file.

You can check out additional videos from the UX track of Microsoft’s MIX conference, but first you’ll have to install the Silverlight plug-in (like it’s 1996) to browse the site.

See also: The Results-Oriented User Interface: IA, Live Preview, and Micro-Templates, my post on the interface from 2005.

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