Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. I recently worked at Simply Measured, and previously co-founded Lendle.

Some of my past clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and the University of Washington.

I’ve authored two books on web and interactive design and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world.

I’m currently accepting contract work and considering full-time opportunities.

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  • Blog entry // 06.03.2011 // 9:17 AM // 24 Comments

    Briefly, on Windows 8

    Recently, Microsoft showed a first glimpse at Windows 8, by way of a video demo. At first glance, it appears to be a touchscreen-first system, running a tablet-sized version of Microsoft’s beautiful “Metro” UI (the same UI you see on Windows Phone 7). It really looks great.

    Then, just as you’re getting excited, the video pulls back the cover, revealing that the Metro UI is running right alongside the existing Windows UI. When the video demos how Windows 8 can run the standard version of Microsoft Excel, you can see it’s all there: the Start button, the Task Bar—all of it. Effectively, Metro works just like Windows Media Center does: it’s just an app that run atop the Windows we all know and…well, know. Just as Media Center provides a 10-foot UI on top of the existing keyboard-and-mouse Windows UI, so does Metro provide a touchscreen UI.

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  • Photo // 02.04.2008 // 5:13 PM // Whistler, BC, Canada // flickr

    Stickel

  • Photo // 02.04.2008 // 4:43 PM // Whistler, BC, Canada // flickr

    Microsoft rules for having this party!

  • Photo // 09.23.2007 // 7:02 PM // Dallas, TX // flickr

    This is the difference between Microsoft and Apple

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