Microsoft Design

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Joline Tang

Former teacher, current cat owner. I manage the Microsoft Design publication on Medium on the side. My words are all me. She/her.

Trish Winter-Hunt

Formerly Tucson. Currently Redmond. Perpetually Online. Content Manager at Microsoft. Views are my own.

Sheetal Agarwal

Sr. Design Researcher, Microsoft Research + Insight; Enabling Customer Informed Decisions. Views are my own

Josh Cottrell-Schloemer

Ex-Entrepreneur. Startups acquired=1. Comp Intel and Monitoring Expert. Google Data Studio Consultant. Based in Tokyo/Chiang Mai. Founder-G2 Performance Agency

Erin Wilcox

Research Content Writer, Microsoft Customer Insights + Research. Exploring the world of UX research & telling its stories. Views are my own.

Greg Young

Writer, scholar, soldier, athlete, gamer, world traveler, and casual sociopath.

Latest Posts

How Microsoft’s Human Insights Library Creates a Living Body of Knowledge

HITS enables researchers and product teams to unlock their collective UX power

Building a UX Studio in Microsoft IT

When your users are your coworkers

UX Writing: Side Effects May Vary

How UX writing changes you in surprising ways

Five Reasons for Doing Anything

The strategy that led to playtesting the Xbox platform

Fluent: Design Behind the Design

How our Fluent Design System focuses innovation on evolving principles and real-world customer needs

Abstracting the Microsoft Outlook Design Process

How Abstract improved file organization and collaboration in our design team

The Evolution of UX Writing at Microsoft

How UX writers became the voice of the customer

UX Writing Is Everyone’s Business

How collaboration makes UX writers indispensable

The Microsoft Voice, Part 4: Listening Is the New Helpful

How UX writing shows our human side

Give Your Research Skills Away: Why Coaching Product Teams Won’t Put You Out of a Job

User researchers shouldn’t hesitate to share what we know—we have the skills, experience, and knowledge to lead the way

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