Steve Capps

Steve Capps has been designing and building user interfaces for more than 25 years. He started working at the Xerox Corporation while still a computer science student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1981, he started working for Apple Computer on the Lisa project and he continued his work on the Macintosh, principally writing the Finder and Macintosh system utilities. During a break in 1986, he wrote three music programs, Jam Session, SoundEdit, and Super Studio Session; SoundEdit is still sold by Macromedia. From 1987 to 1996, he was the chief architect and Apple Fellow for the Newton, where he led the specification and development of the user interface of Newton, shepherded the team of software developers, and wrote many portions of the built-in application software. From 1996 until 2001, he was the user interface architect at Microsoft. His early work at Microsoft resulted in the Internet Explorer Search, History, and Favorites panes. He was also a co-founder of the MSN Explorer project.