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All posts tagged "interview"


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CES 2011: Chris Pirillo Interviews Jason Dunn

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 03:30 PM

This is an interview I did with Chris Pirillo from Lockergnome. I'm usually the one doing the interview, but this time around it was Chris asking me questions. Chris was at CES as part of the launch of Reese's Minis - which are, seriously, perhaps the most delicious chocolate candy I've ever eaten. I'm a complete sucker for peanut butter and chocolate together!

And this is also the first time I've published a video here where I'm in front of the camera. Be nice please. :-) It's not HD because the video was streaming live and they had to keep the data rate under 2mbps - CES might be technology heaven, but it's virtually impossible to get a fast, stable Internet connection of any kind from the CES show floor.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pocket-Lint Interviews HTC's Drew Bamford

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 08:30 PM

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/369...mford-interview

"[Drew] Bamford, is the man responsible for making the 20 million HTC handsets sold this year easy to use. Director of User Experience for the Taiwanese company, Bamford's job is all about making HTC's Sense software for the company's dozens of phones around the globe work, and work well...Rather than focus on the physical hardware of the phone like Scott Croyle at One & Co , Bamford's job is all about HTC Sense."

Pocket-Lint has been pretty busy - and that's good for us. After talking to Horace Luke on HTC's hardware design, they bring us Drew Bamford, who's in charge of HTC Sense. Nothing earth shattering, but a good read nonetheless about the thought process that goes into the design of Sense.


Pocket-Lint Interview's HTC's Horace Luke

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/369...-interview-talk

"50 per cent of my office from ceiling to floor is white board surfaces. I'm a big doodler. Occasionally I draw on the windows". So says, HTC's chief innovations officer Horace Luke, on the phone from Taiwan; describing, on request, what Pocket-lint might be looking at were the company's HQ not on the other side of the planet."

Horace Luke is a really interesting guy - I've had the pleasure of talking with him a couple of times, and seeing him present to a room full of smart people, and frankly he's quite...dazzling. There's no other word for it - his passion for mobile phones and the design language of materials, surfaces, and physical interaction with the phone is unparalleled. He used to work for Microsoft's Windows Phone team a few years ago, and he moved over to HTC. Microsoft has lost a lot of great talent over the years, and another person today, so in some ways it's a surprise that we even have a Windows Phone 7 OS! At any rate, check out the interview with Horace Luke - it's a great read and gives you some insight into the direction HTC is headed.

Another good read can be found in this article about HTC's design firm, One & Co. Nicely done Pocket-Lint - this is some top-notch content.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Engadget Interview With Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP of Windows Phone

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 12:30 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/19/...p-of-windows-p/

"By now you've probably read our in-depth blowout of Windows Phone 7 (and if not, what are you waiting for?). But what you haven't seen yet is our exclusive sit-down with Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, wherein we talk about the ins and outs of the new mobile operating system. We grill the Windows Phone corporate VP about a whole stack of items, and do our very best to make him start crying like a Barbara Walters interview subject (spoiler alert, he doesn't cry). Still, we think there's some good insight here into what the company thinks of its odds in the smartphone wars, and what kinds of features we will (and won't) see when these devices launch this fall. Take a look at the video after the break -- you won't regret it."

Joe Belfiore is part of the core leadership on the Windows Phone 7 team, and this is an excellent interview between Belfiore and Engadget's Joshua Topolsky. Well worth watching.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Quick Copy/Paste Q&A with Ex-Windows phone Team Member Mel Sampat

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:00 AM

There's been a lot said in the past week about the fact that Windows phone 7 won't have copy and paste functionality at launch - and even more was said (in a rather loud tone of voice) once Microsoft statements came out that this was by design because most people don't "need" copy/paste. While it's not a feature that every user would use regularly, it's one of those features that is important to have in certain scenarios - and even if you might only be in one of those scenarios once a month, without copy and paste, odds are you can't accomplish what you want. We've had some high-spirited discussions about copy/paste in our forums, with some members saying that they think implementing copy/paste should be "relatively easy". Having watched Microsoft closely over the years, and watched as seemingly simple features took years to come to fruition, I disagreed with the idea that implementing copy and paste would be as simple as some people think it is. I'm not a developer, however, and can't properly explain the challenges.

Image Credit: Julian Cole - Adspace Pioneers.

In light of this, I figured there was one person I could turn to: Mel Sampat, formerly a member of the Windows phone team, and now on his own at Mist Labs. He wasn't a member of the shell team - the team that would handle copy/paste - so he's neither representing Microsoft here nor is it trying to explain or justify the decisions of the shell team. He was, however, on the Windows phone team until a few weeks ago, so he has insight into what it takes to implement features on Windows phone 7. Check out the interview after the break. Read more...


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Conversation with Bill Buxton and Albert Shum; Microsoft's User Experience Gurus

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 12:00 PM

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/NicF...softs-UX-Gurus/

"...I sit down with Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher for Microsoft Research and Albert Shum, Director of Mobile Experience Design for Windows Phone 7 Series to talk about creating compelling user experiences, how developers and designers can work together in harmony and random Canadian trivia."

Bill Buxton is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft, and Albert Shum is a Mobile Design Partner - curious titles, but if you want to understand some of the background behind the user experience of Windows phone 7, this video is a must-watch.

UPDATE: The video embed code from channel9 doesn't want to work, so you'll have to jump over to their site to watch the video.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Channel 9 Interview with Joe Belfiore and Charlie Kindel

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 AM

http://blogs.msdn.com/ckindel/archi...om-seattle.aspx

Lots of great stuff in this video on Windows phone 7 - worth watching! Their embed code doesn't work though, so you'll have to jump over to the site to watch it.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Eric Lin from HTC Interviewed by pocketnow.com

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 07:31 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF7Nvh5YCK8

In some ways this is one of those typical interviews where the interviewer asks question after question that he knows he's not going to get an answer to - such as specific questions about unreleased products - but it's worth watching if only to get an insight into the HTC mindset.


Friday, December 5, 2008

TamsPPC Interviews HP Austria About WM Strategy

Posted by Janak Parekh in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 10:00 AM

http://tamsppc.tamoggemon.com/2008/...uber-interview/

"HP's mobile strategy has recently left a few open questions in some analyst's heads. As TamsPPC has had an excellent relationship with HP ever since we debuted on a rx4240, we proudly present you this interview with Rudolf Gruber. Rudolf Gruber is the sales manager for mobile devices for HP Austria - he sat down with us for a no-holds-barred interview looking at topics like custom UI's, PDAs, the future of touchscreen devices and Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrades."

I want to commend Tom Hanna of TamsPPC for asking some necessary questions of HP and writing this article. That said, I was extremely disappointed with this interview; if anything, it reinforces my negative perception of HP. They refuse to go into detail about how they will differentiate themselves from the rest of the industry ("investing a lot of R&D"? Meaning?) and sidestep many of the issues (the WM6.1 "explanation" was particularly bad, in my opinion, even from a business standpoint). To be brutally honest, I think HP deserves its increasingly marginal role; it could have owned the entire handheld world a few years ago, but tossed it out the window, and still doesn't have a clue, despite making a few attractive devices. Is there anyone in our readership that plans to invest in HP mobile devices in the near future?

Tags: interview, hp, tamsppc

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