Portrait of Darren Edge

Darren Edge

UX Architect

About

I am a UX architect in MSR Special Projects at Microsoft Research Cambridge. My work aims to transform the human side of data analytics, particularly how user interfaces enriched with AI can guide the discovery and sharing of analytic insights.

From 2008-2016, I was a researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction group at Microsoft Research Asia, where my work explored the use of assisted preparation for talks and presentations, mobile microlearning for second language acquisition, exertion gaming for social health and fitness, and tangible, haptic, and augmented-reality interaction for desk work.

From 2000-2007, I read Computer Science and Management Studies at the University of Cambridge (BA 2004) before continuing as a doctoral candidate at the Computer Laboratory (PhD 2008). My dissertation was the first work to explore the concept of "peripheral interaction" with digitally-augmented objects on the boundary of a user's attention.

Projects

Office Remote

Established: November 11, 2013

Office Remote turns your Windows Phone into a smart remote for Microsoft Office, providing convenient touch-based control of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents projected from your PC. It lets you show what you want, when you want, with all the freedom you need to walk around and connect with your audience. Office Remote is a Microsoft Research application developed in partnership with Microsoft Office. The goal of our ongoing collaboration is to create more natural…

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