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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the you-had-one-job-ONE-JOB dept.
stmuk writes:

"BGR reflects on recent comments by a Metro designer. 'Metro is a content consumption space,' Microsoft UX designer Jacob Miller explains, 'It is designed for casual users who only want to check Facebook, view some photos, and maybe post a selfie to Instagram. It's designed for your computer illiterate little sister, for grandpas who don't know how to use that computer dofangle thingy, and for mom who just wants to look up apple pie recipes. It's simple, clear, and does one thing (and only one thing) relatively easily. That is what Metro is. It is the antithesis of a power user.'"

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Hyper on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:51AM

    by Hyper (1525) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:51AM (#2290) Journal

    I blame MS Office. They came out with a brand new way of showing program functions being a bastardisation of the drop down menu system and graphics program gui with a total disregard for the interface hall of shame []. Now others are copying them.

    My feedback is that I only have so much memory space for program commands. For programs that use icons I can learn the place and meaning of icons mostly by their location. Photoshop will be etched into my brain forever. Moving icons? Hidden options? Not being able to see everything? No.

    One issue for me remains: I am capable of needing to use a function in a MS Office 2010 program and not being able to find it. I can spend a chunk of time searching for it and not find it. Even though in many cases it is right in front of me. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to teach newbies. Can you see it? "Click on this object, and this menu should appear, and there should now be an option here to do this".

    Has anyone looked at the productivity cost inflicted by MS Office? What happens when lots of software, starting with Foxit, copy them?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2014, @10:59AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2014, @10:59AM (#2324)

    Link test []

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Istaera on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:00AM

    by Istaera (113) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:00AM (#2325)

    Parent link doesn't work, try this: shame.htm []

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