Tjeerd’s secret recipe for a great UX

Thanks to Stephen from AeroXP for sending this in. Apparently Microsoft Netherlands was so eager to show off Windows Vista, they produced a magazine called the “Wow magazine” in celebration. In it, was a double-page spread on Tjeerd Hoek. As you would expect, he talks about design and Windows Vista, but what you might not expect is the a page dedicated to Tjeerd eating.

The magazine offers no explanation why it features him eating stamppot in front of the camera, but one can best assume the look and feel of the AERO interface has a direct relationship with potato and sausages.

Wow magazine: Tjeerd HoekWow magazine: Tjeerd Hoek

For some reason, the editors felt like his right thumb had to be Photoshopped in one photo, but the job was done so poorly it begs to know what’s really there underneath.

Update: On closer inspection, his thumb problem might be related to his previous hand-related problems.
Update 2: On even closer inspection, it’s a knife. You can go home now.

8 insightful thoughts

  1. “On closer inspection, his thumb problem might be related to his previous hand-related problems.”

    Hmm, isn’t that a child’s hand? :p

  2. I worked on that magazine and it was probably done in post-production or by the photographer cause we never noticed it or something went wrong at the printer… the reason he eats stampot? Because it’s typically Dutch and I suppose they wanted to treat him on some Dutch cuisine before going back to the USA :).

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