— Navrasa

Desktop gadget – messages in a day (OOTB)

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