Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge

Everett McKayUX Design Edge helps software professionals create effective, easy-to-use user experiences for mobile, web, and desktop through design training and consulting. Everett has been teaching UX design to software professionals since 2003, using tools, techniques, and principles that are practical with limited time, money, and design talent. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe (UK, Ireland, Poland, Greece, Turkey), Asia (India, China), South America (Argentina, Brazil), and Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon). (Australia, you are missing out!)

Satisfied UX Design Edge customers include Abbott Labs, Accenture, Agvance, All Recipes, AllScripts, American Airlines, Anadolu University, Analog Devices, ANSYS, AT&T, Bayada, BAE Systems, BMC, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, CAE, CareerBuilder, Cisco, Citrix, CGI, Credit SuisseCVS Caremark, Cybage, Dell, Discover, Dot Foods, eScholar, Experian, F5 Networks, Farm Credit Services, FlipKart, Guaranty Trust Bank, GTECH, InnovMetric, IFF, Jacobs Technology, L-3 Communications, LitePoint, Manwin, McGladrey, MDA Property Systems, MedPro SystemsMenards, Microsoft, MicrosystemsMTN CameroonNCSBNNewEgg, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Osram Sylvania, Pearson, Pfiser, Plexis Healthcare Systems, ProAg, Prudential, Quintiles, Rockwell Automation, SAC Capital, Sageworks, Seagate, Sears, Slalom Consulting, Solstice Mobile, Southern Company, Starbucks, T Rowe Price, Tecplot, Tencent, TexelTek, TracFone, Ultimate Software, US Bank, Vail Resorts, Vroman Systems, Waters, Zurich Insurance, and many more!

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Everett is the author of UI Is Communication: How to design intuitive, user-centered interfaces by focusing on effective communication, published by Morgan Kaufmann. This book explains user interface interaction and visual design using human communication-based principles and techniques. It is the best reference to understand how to design intuitive UIs that don’t require training or documentation—even for very sophisticated applications.

Everett also runs Ask a UX Expert, a fast, simple, cost-effective user experience design consulting service that answers your UX design questions for a low fixed cost.

Previously Everett was a program manager at Microsoft Corporation on the Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server teams, and was responsible for managing, writing, and evangelizing the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines. This role enabled Everett to develop expertise across a wide range of user experience specialties and act as an in-house consultant to help teams across the company do their best work. Before joining Microsoft, Everett was a software developer, specializing in designing and developing Windows and Macintosh user interfaces.

Everett holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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