As the author of the Windows User Experience Guidelines, Everett defined what it meant to create well-behaved and well-designed Windows applications for all Microsoft product teams.
Phillip Garding, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
UX Design Essentials workshop was very helpful in improving my web and UI design process. As an experienced visual designer, I often get caught up with current web design trends and forget that the user must have a simple, functional, and useful experience on our site. This class has helped me develop proactive tools that I can use to determine if my design will meet our users’ expectations as well as our style and brand expectations BEFORE I start my visual design process. I found in particular that understanding the concept of scenarios and personas was very important and may completely change my workflow!
On November 14, 2012, I presented "Great UX without time, money, or design skills" to the Stanford Igniters in Mountain View, CA. Here is a summary of the presentation, plus a link to the deck and various related resources.