When Microsoft was attempting to drive adoption of Windows Phone 7, they believed that showing the tight integration of Microsoft Office with the operating system was a major selling point. My team at DDB was commissioned to help with various initiatives, the online Mobile Office simulator being the project I spent the most time on. I collaborated with Microsoft’s internal Mobile Office team, and the Windows Phone team to get examples, assets, demos, and so forth to build this simulator. I worked closely with a Silverlight engineer at Microsoft to create the simulator with a tight timeline of a month. I designed the interface, and utilized 3D and 2D animations to achieve the final result. The simulator is a combination of videos, tool-tips, interactive examples, and some heuristic feature discovery. In the video below you will see some examples of the animations and interactions I created for the simulator. The simulator was accessed from both the Windows Phone and Microsoft Office websites.