Microsoft is publishing a series featuring Microsoft employees who helped build Windows 7.
As a member of the Windows 7 Desktop Experience Team, Zou worked with his team and others for three years to develop, test and refine high-profile features such as the Start menu, and new Windows 7 features such as the taskbar and “the Aeros” – Aero Shake, Aero Snap, and Aero Peek.
“Many of the new UX (user experience) features in Windows 7 were done by many developers, project managers and testers on the feature team. We also wouldn’t have been successful without the help from the design team, usability team, and many other teams at Microsoft. From helping us get the best performance to making sure customer feedback gets to us, many people on the Windows team worked together to make the new UI features successful.”
You can read his full interview here.
Incidentally, the first story in the series featured Yves Neyrand, the director of test for the Windows Developer Experience team, helped create Windows 7’s new multitouch functionality. You can read his full interview here.