I’m Jensen Harris—co-founder and CTO of Textio, a startup that is revolutionizing writing with the power of artificial intelligence.
I have led teams through some of the boldest and most innovative user experience and engineering projects in the world, including the now industry-standard Ribbon user interface for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote; the widely-copied e-mail user interface used in Microsoft Outlook; and the influential touch user experience of Microsoft Windows. My teams helped bring visual creation into Microsoft Office and the cloud into Microsoft Windows. The user experiences I created are used every day by more than a billion people.
I love everything about the process of designing breakthrough, forward thinking products. Design together with real-world engineering is the ultimate marriage of science and the humanities. Nothing is more rewarding to me than creating a product that is cohesive, elegant, and delightful.
Here are some recent videos, talks, and writing I have been involved in.