In the second episode of Microsoft’s new podcast series, Bill Buxton, principal researcher at Microsoft Research and Kat Holmes principal designer at Microsoft had a discussion of Microsoft’s approach to design.
Buxton is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. He’s contributed to revolutionary innovations in human-computer interaction, including multi-touch input, and is currently engaged in projects on pen, touch and gesture. Holmes is a principal designer at Microsoft who has worked on Windows and Xbox and is currently focusing on Cortana; her immediate area of interest is in designing not just products or interfaces but the culture in which those interactions take place.
In this podcast, Buxton and Holmes share what brought them to Microsoft, highlight what they’re currently reading, and explore why the key to technology innovation is, in Buxton’s words, “not what’s the next big thing, but the relationship between the things.”
Listen to the podcast below.