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Moulding next generation music listening experiences in following roles,

– End to end ideation/visual/Interaction design for Sonos Controllers – design for multiple platforms (iOS/Android), form factors (handhelds, tablets) and desktop applications for Windows/Mac.

– Define “Play to Sonos” experience (ability for a partner app to directly play to Sonos players) covering single controller to single device, single controller to multiple devices, multiple controllers to multiple devices use cases.

– Responsible for crafting, managing and growing partner music services’ experiences within Sonos controllers.

Thirty Five patents filed.

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Pivot makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun. The interaction model accommodates the complexity and scale of information rather than the traditional structure of the Web.

Visually rich search experiences within Pivot v2 (explorations).

Microsoft Live Labs Pivot

Some early explorations that informed the final Pivot logo design.
Microsoft Live Labs Pivot

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Windows8 Explorer - rethinking Folders (Seadragon)

How could Seadragon technology be utilized to improve the Windows Explorer?
Opening a folder is as simple as zooming in. Navigating back a level up is as simple as zooming out to a certain depth. The proposed UX surfaces up contextual action at the folder level and makes it easy to peruse files inside, without opening the folder. Additionally, the file management actions like delete or creating a new folder are integrated within the interactive surface – double tap scroll bar area to change the two dimensional surface into a faux-3D one where the corners are now utilized as “Delete”/”New folder” affordances.

Windows8 Explorer - rethinking Folders (Seadragon)

Windows8 Explorer - rethinking Folders (Seadragon)

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Seadragon technology from Microsoft Live Labs enables context aware zooming interactions. This project explored how such technology could re-imagine Windows Explorer browse and search UX.

Windows8 Explorer (Seadragon)

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Microsoft Live Labs encouraged a unique hands on culture. Every three months, for a week the LL went into the Out of The Box meditative state where folks worked individually or collaboratively on something creative. A lot of great ideas poured forth from such experimentations which spanned from a niche product feature to seeds for groundbreaking new technologies that aligned with Live Labs manifesto.

Desktop gadget - incoming messages in a day

This lightweight notification gadget was a result of such an OOTB project. I designed the UI/interaction and worked with a developer (graphics expert) to build a working prototype. The undulating dynamic gradient background represents the time of the day – the shadows map to sun’s angle based on location).

Desktop gadget - incoming messages in a day

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Reading UX with Seadragon technology

DocDragon explorations focused on immersive digital reading experiences utilizing Seadragon technologies.

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Imagine poring through your life time worth of photos within a fluid, instantly responsive photo browsing experience. PhotoExplorer was an experimental product to showcase Seadragon technology and philosophy. Bing Maps for example utilizes Seadragon technology for rendering maps when the user zooms from the world view to street.

Live Labs PhotoExplorer

Live Labs PhotoExplorer

Microsoft Live Labs brand focused on exotic sea creatures for internal product branding. Some quick logo explorations for PhotoExplorer.

Live Labs PhotoExplorer

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Windows Live Messenger had almost 350 million users at the time. The ideas below are part of a set that explore Messenger fullscreen experiences as the core user scenarios expanded from Instant Messaging to full blown social networking.

Windows Live Messenger - fullscreen exploration

Injecting locale specific info, IM history, multi-modal communication into the top surface. Moving from contact list UI to presenting relationship strength. Surfacing up what’s new within the social network as a rich background image. Explore full screen background imagery for personal expression.

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Windows Live Messenger 8 - Signature Sound

Through Signature Sounds feature the user can assign a custom sound to an individual contact’s action (ex. contact comes online) within Messenger.

Windows Live Messenger 8 - Toasts

Themed notification system for Windows Live Messenger 8.

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Desktop gadget - Notes

Envisioned a lightweight communication system by re-imagining “notes” that sync across desktop, mobile and web. This one in particular captures a part of the desktop UX. You could “tear off” a note from the stack to delete it, flip it like a notebook etc. There are no drop down menus or flyouts.

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Windows Live Messenger 8 - exploratory UI

Early visual exploration for Messenger v8 – dynamic avatar, visual infographic of mail/IM history within UI, injecting personal expression of contacts in contact list, surfacing up zune connection, starting an activity with a contact from main window…

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Context aware UI - Motorola Advanced Concepts Group

This particular exploration dwells on a collaborative work scenario as participants sit and converse with each other within a meeting room setting.

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