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October 30, 2013

Quick Look – Designing & Engineering Surface 2

Today’s quick look features a conversation with Ralf Groene from the Surface team. Ralf is the director of design, and leads the industrial and interaction design teams and here talks about the interaction of engineering and design that produce a great product.

We don’t design it first, and then engineer it, we design and engineer it always together…”

Ralf Groene

In this brief interview, you’ll see the total focus on a great final experience as Ralf talks through aspects of the Surface 2 that range from precise manufacturing to the antenna cover to the fabric used on Type Cover 2 to the chemistry and physics of grease-repelling surfaces that minimize fingerprints.

You can see Surface 2 at Microsoft Stores and other select retailers now. Come and take a look (and feel) at the results of the work done by Ralf’s team and many others who designed and engineered on Surface.

Dan Laycock
Senior Manager – Surface