With this installment of the Server Manager Video Blog, we’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the User Experience team works, and what it took to design the new Server Manager forWindows Server 2012.
MIKE PELL, a Sr. UX Designer on the Windows Server 2012 team takes usthrough the thinking and approach for this newly redesigned tool for remotemulti-server management.
PRINCIPLED DESIGN APPROACHThe Windows Server 2012 User Experience team is made up of both Researchersand Designers who work closely with many groups across Microsoft to ensure we leverage the best thinking and approach to designing and building our products andservices for Windows Server.
Embracing the Microsoft Design Principles was one of those company-wide best practices that helped this project deliver exactly what we were after – a considerably better overallexperience for you, based on a principled design methodology. This same approach wasalso used by the Windows 8 team to create that completely reimagined experience.
MICROSOFT DESIGN PRINCIPLESIn the video, Mike briefly explains how Server Manager embodies the various Microsoft Design principles within the user experience in these ways:
PRIDE IN CRAFTSMANSHIPAttention to the smallest details matters in the overall feel of the experience.
FAST AND FLUIDPerformance trumps everything, and is integral to our design thinking.
AUTHENTICALLY DIGITALClear information display removes extraneous visual elements and treatments.
DO MORE WITH LESSReduce concepts to just the essentials. Help people get more done with less UI.
WIN AS ONEMake decisions that benefit the overall ecosystem, not just an individual feature.
Watch the video above and let us hear from you with any questions on ourdesign process and approach.