Zune – MixView

September 10, 2009



Zune offers a rather rich music browsing experience on the web showing all sorts of artist info including songs, videos, bios, news, reviews and artist popularity data.  One rather nifty tool is their MixView.  When browsing an artist you can click on MixView to display a variety of information related to the seed artist in various-sized boxes.  Each box is clickable, which brings focus of the related item into view, and in turn, a new set of related boxes appear.  Additionally, each box has other actions such as “play” and “learn more” depending on the view that allows the user to jump to different places in the Zune Marketplace.   I like how MixView combines different types of information in one view.  In one view they show related artist, artist influences, artist albums, related albums and so on.  It is a well done browser – and one of the first that I’ve seen implemented in Silverlight.

This quick video shows off MixView.


  • The Microsoft Zune Team

Submitted by  Tom Butcher


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