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Windows Live Messenger 9 explorations

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.