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How are the graphics made for Windows?

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    jamie

    Apart from the interesting recent video clip, who does them? an outside marketing company? internal people always?

    do you do the usability and mockups in house - then get other companies to finish it off?

    who is head of design at ms?
    how big is the graphics / design dept?

    do any of the designers use PC's? ( i do )

    would love to know more about this type of stuff
    j

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    scobleizer

    They are done in house by Kam Vedbrat's team.

    Size? Not sure.

    Head of design? Hillel Cooperman.

    All the designers I've seen use PCs. David Shadle, who did the design for the Longhorn demos at the PDC, uses Photoshop and Illustrator on a PC.

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    paulius

    I think it would be done by a designer team working at Microsoft.

    It would be cool to know which application they used to make the Windows XP theme (maybe photoshop as everyone uses that today).


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    do any of the designers use PC's? ( i do )

    What do you mean by PC? You mean a x86 platform? Such as a box running Windows? I think that MS wouldn't use any mac's or supercomputers for that!

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    defect

    jamie wrote:
    do any of the designers use PC's? ( i do )


    According to this post, some of them use Mac's Smiley

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    paulius

    defect wrote:
    jamie wrote:do any of the designers use PC's? ( i do )


    According to this post, some of them use Mac's Smiley


    I think that the macs were delivered because Microsoft developes also programs for Macs (ex: Office, MSN Messenger, etc.)!

    I see no advantage of using MACs for grpahics as most of the software is available for Windows too.

    Also, you CAN run Mac OS X on Windows!
    Proof: http://hlds101.servegame.com/photos/macos.jpg
    and: http://hlds101.servegame.com/photos/macosx.jpg

    Try it yourself: http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/

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    Michael Hanscom

    I am never, ever, ever going to live that down...Wink

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    spiderLab

    They run Photoshop on Wine.

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