OFFICE ADD-IN DESIGN TOOLKIT

Ongoing since February 2016

Disciplines

Interaction Design | Visual communication

Skills

Design Research | Design Consulting | Wireframing

Media

Publication: Github

Design Components: Office UI Fabric 

Graphics: Photoshop and Illustrator

Wireframing: PowerPoint, Experience Design 

Prototyping: HTML, CSS

I joined the Office Add-In Quality team at Microsoft to help leverage the potential of Office Add-ins and empower developers to create compelling add-ins that complement the Office user.

The Add-in Design Toolkit helps in-house designers deliver uniquely tailored design recommendations to Microsoft partners as well as give UX guidance to the developer community as a whole.

My role requires me to:

  • Have a solid understanding of Office API's
  • Know the Microsoft's design languages
  • Quickly assess add-ins and create design recommendations following strict guidelines
  • Work with other designers and developers
  • Research and document design patterns
  • Contribute in delivering code samples to the developer community
 

Script Lab

Script Lab was conceived and developed to offer developers a tool that allows them to experiment with the Office API's within Office itself.

My role involved the interaction and visual design of Script Lab. I was required to spec user flows, wireframes, and generate graphic assets like command icons, branding, and tutorials.

Script Lab is available for free as of April 18 2017 at https://aka.ms/getscriptlab