Jakob Nielsen

Visionary and result-oriented leader, design manager and expert in user interface design and human-computer interaction.

33+ years of experience in designing and building business applications. 21+ years of Microsoft experience: 5 years in consulting and 16+ years in product development achieving outstanding results, at the team and organizational level, as an individual and through others.

Experienced design manager with 16+ years of experience building and leading a large, high-performance team of user experience designers and researchers across multiple locations and time zones. Solid track record of working with people, influencing and having impact at all levels of a large and distributed organization.

Designed the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface for the Navision Financials 1.0 business management solution for small and medium size businesses. This product was first in its category to receive the ‘Designed for Microsoft Windows 95’ designation. Version 6 of this product was released in 2008 as Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 featuring a RoleTailored user experience. The product is used today by more than 1 million users in more than 40 countries.

  • Company:Microsoft
  • Short Bio:Principal Designer, Excel team
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