Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 17 submissions in the queue.
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.'"

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Hyper on Wednesday February 19 2014, @10:28AM

    by Hyper (1525) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @10:28AM (#2314) Journal

    This.

    3 decades of trial, error, learning and advancements in gui theory, practical application and technology thrown out the window for something perhaps suitable for small children.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +4  
       Insightful=4, Total=4
    Extra 'Insightful' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   5  
  • (Score: 3, Funny) by FatPhil on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:21AM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:21AM (#2333) Homepage

    So it's just a cubist version of MS Bob?

    --
    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves
    • (Score: 1) by Hyper on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:58AM

      by Hyper (1525) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:58AM (#2351) Journal

      So it's just a cubist version of MS Bob?

      ROTFL

      It is possible that Microsoft Bob would be preferable over Metro.

  • (Score: 4, Funny) by combatserver on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:50AM

    by combatserver (38) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:50AM (#2347)

    "... perhaps suitable for small children."

    And they fucked that up by getting rid of "Clippy". Talk about ignoring your target audience-completely ruined the MS Office Suite for kids.

    --
    I hope I can change this later...