We know one of the strong features of Windows Phone 7 is its design-led interface. It seems Microsoft is not sitting on its laurels however when it comes to adding new features to the operating system.
In a series of job posts they asked for prospective Design Program Managers, Visual Designers, User Experience Designers and User Experience Researchers to apply for a job in their Mobile Experience Team.
The designers will be tasked with â€œextending and evolving the functionality of Windows Phoneâ€ and provide â€œnew ways to connect with our consumersâ€, and help the team â€œevolve the look and feel of the Windows Phones interface.â€
Its certainly reassuring to know they will not just leave it up to the coders to paste new functionality (like a task switcher for example) into the OS, but actually engage in thoughtful design and research to maintain a cohesive and attractive platform. Hopefully however all this research and development will not delay the introduction of much-requested new features which the OS needs to becoming increasingly competitive.