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