Tim Aidlin

Tim Aidlin Tim Aidlin

Niner since 2006

Tim Aidlin is a Design Evangelist in the Developer & Platform Evangelism group at Microsoft.

Tim also produces music and visual art under the moniker Systim, and often shows at his studio / gallery in downtown Seattle.


  • First Look: Windows Phone 7 Series Hands on Demo

    This is absolutely amazing stuff.  My big question: when will all of this beaufiul social and media integration just be a part of Windows on the desktop?

  • Karsten Januszewski and Tim Aidlin: Introducing Incarnate

    Yes.  Incarnate references your avatars on Facebook, YouTube, etc ... so if they change it should change the avatar you used when you leave your comment.


    Hope you like Incarnate and use it.  Be sure to let us know at @mixonline if you implement it!

  • Tim Aidlin - User Experience Designer

    I can understand the concerns raised, but I assure you, what I say is not from a Marketing point-of-view, but someone who's actually working in the trenches building WPF applications, functional xHTML, CSS, and JavaScript websites, and considers himself to be as possibly "technology agnostic" as is possible, working for Microsoft Smiley  I'll totally acknowledge having a bias, of course, but know I really do come from a User Experience point-of-view first.

    As for samples of work I've done that speak well specifically to the developer/designer workflow, let me point you to a couple samples:


    Oomph: A Microformats Toolkit

    SongSmith Application (not website or marketing)

    So, hope this is helpful.  Robert and I stay in good contact, so keep an eye out for more interviews with the two of us.

    I totally welcome your feedback, and think your idea of recording some videos of how I actually design these applications is a great one.  Thanks for getting in touch.

  • Transpara – Visual KPI Software

    This was a very interesting project to work on.  Robert, Hans, and Michael provided invaluable feedback and we were able to make significant improvements in their product.

    I'm looking forward to doing more of these.
  • Karsten Januszewski and Tim Aidlin: Floating Freely in Flotzam

    As to the comments regarding this looking like a Surface application, since it's all written in WPF, it would be "very easy" to port to Surface.

    And by very easy I mean I actually have no idea how to do it, but I'm told that it's possible.

    Does anyone think it would be worth exploring?  What about being able to "grab" a panel, resize it, and automatically have more content appear in the panel as it gets bigger?  That's an idea I have for the next generation of this, but I thought I'd gauge interest in this functionality.

    Any other suggestions?  Karsten and I were thinking about opening this up for a "remix contest".  What'cha think?
  • Karsten Januszewski and Tim Aidlin: Floating Freely in Flotzam

    It was a fun interview, and I was glad to be able to show off the app and talk about it a bit.  Thanks to Charles and the team.

    Karsten was awesome to work with and I'm hoping to work on more projects like this ...

    I love my job Cool
  • Sampy Gets Shot in the Face - A Channel 9 Exclusive

    I wish I had hung around for the shenanagins, or however you spell it.  I really had to bolt after that HR meeting and ensure that my carreer goals were in-check and in-line.