Hello. We're Maz Kessler and Robby Kilgore, and these posts include our work present and past. The main page has basically been taken over by Maz's advocacy and design work - you can find Robby's posts in the Robby category.


Software Design

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Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to consult on user experience and interface design for a number of companies in the software world. Read the rest of this entry »

Discography

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Studio and live work in the music business 1983-1995

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LAURIE ANDERSON
Strange Angels

keyboards, programming
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ERIC CLAPTON
Journeyman

keyboards, programming
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STEVE WINWOOD
Back In The High Life
| Roll With It

keyboards, programming
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TOM WAITS
Rain Dogs

keyboards
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MADONNA
“Borderline”
| Who’s That Girl-”24 Hours”

keyboards, songwriting, programming
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PAUL McCARTNEY
Give My Regards to Broad Street

keyboards
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THE BRECKER BROTHERS
Return Of The | Out Of The Loop

producers, songwriting, keyboards
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JAMES TAYLOR
Never Die Young
| October Road

keyboards, programming
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Social Interface Design

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Beginning in 1995, Maz and I worked as Creative Directors of the Social Interface Group at Microsoft. We had been working under Karen Fries and Barry Linnett on an application codenamed Utopia back in ‘93. They had assembled a team of programmers and artists to work on a radical new interface inspired by the emerging body of research into so called “social interfaces”. Much of this landmark research was performed by Stanford professors, Cliff Nass and Byron Reeves. Read the rest of this entry »