Ever wonder why Office 2007 has the ribbon?

I personally like the ribbon in Office 2007 but there are some that do not. I think it is more intuitively designed and has made me significantly more efficient in creating large pieces of content.

With that said I recently came upon this post on Jensen Harris’s blog describing the history and reasoning behind the new UI. It is very informative and I think it brings a great new perspective on the ribbon and describes the consternation that the Office UI team went through when creating it.

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