Office 2007 Usability

I posted a long rant about usability not too long ago, and included a mild jab at the Office 2007 UI (which I personally love, but which others do not) at the end of it. Today I ran across this post from Jensen Harris (a member of the Office UI team) on the science of GUI design, and thought I should share it in the context of full disclosure and fairness:

http://blogs.msdn.com/jensenh/archive/2006/08/22/711808.aspx

Pretty cool, eh?

Now what we need is a mathematical proof that people who use keyboard shortcuts are not only more efficient but also inherently cooler than people who use the mouse. I wonder if Fitts did any work on that front…

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My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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One Response to Office 2007 Usability

  1. vinothlilly says:

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