How Server Manager embodies the Microsoft Design Principles

How Server Manager embodies the Microsoft Design Principles

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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 for
Windows Server 2012.



 

MIKE PELL, a Sr. UX Designer on the Windows Server 2012 team takes us
through the thinking and approach for this newly redesigned tool for remote
multi-server management.

 

PRINCIPLED DESIGN APPROACH

The Windows Server 2012 User Experience team is made up of both Researchers
and Designers who
work closely with many groups across Microsoft to ensure we
leverage the
best thinking and approach to designing and building our products and
services 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 c
onsiderably better overall
experience for you, based on a principled design
methodology. This same approach was
also used by the Windows 8 team to create that completely reimagined experience.


 

MICROSOFT DESIGN PRINCIPLES

In the video, Mike briefly explains how Server Manager embodies the various
Microsoft Design principles within the user experience in these ways:

 

PRIDE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP
Attention to the smallest details matters in the overall feel of the experience.

FAST AND FLUID
Performance trumps everything, and is integral to our design thinking.

AUTHENTICALLY DIGITAL
Clear information display removes extraneous visual elements and treatments.

DO MORE WITH LESS
Reduce concepts to just the essentials. Help people get more done with less UI.

WIN AS ONE
Make 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 our
design process and approach
.

M. Pell

 

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  • How Server Manager embodies the Microsoft Design Principles
    thank you