razorfish was tasked to help define the MS Surface UI look and feel. We did graphic studies, animations and usability studies on everything from the way the main navigation worked, to access points and how applications load. Some of our suggestions, designs and animations made it into the final product. Our Flash and After Effects animations were converted into Windows Presentation Foundation animations which Surface is run on.
My Role: I did Flash animation studies for the designs and created the final access point animation in After Effects for the UI which is being used in the production model.