Blue Barracudas Team Process Documentation

Microsoft Design Expo: The Brief

  • Design a product, service or solution that shows the value and differentiation of the CUI
  • Your creation should demonstrate the best qualities of a symbiotic human-computer experience which features an interface designed to interpret human language and intent
  • Language takes many forms – speech , text, gesture, body language, even thought
  • Demonstrate foundational elements the CUI calls upon in order to delight people  –> no smoke and mirrors
  • Meet a clear need and be extensible to wider applications
  • May be near-term, practical, or blue sky, but idea must be innovative, technically feasible, and have a realistic chance of adoption if instantiated
  • To deliver an optimal experience, much is implied — from data and identity permissions to cross-app agent and/or bot cooperation…

Full Brief: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/designexpo2016/ 

Running list of Questions to Answer:

Core Questions

  • What is the value and differentiation of the CUI?
  • What are the best qualities of human-computer experience?
  • What sorts of interface would help you interpret human language and intent?
  • What are foundational elements of the CUI that delights people?

Secondary Questions

  • Does this meet a clear need and is extensible to wider applications?
  • What is the time frame of the design?
  • Is the idea innovative, technically feasible, and have a realistic chance of adoption?

 

 

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