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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 mojo chan on Wednesday February 19 2014, @12:22PM

    by mojo chan (266) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @12:22PM (#2366)

    They clearly massively underestimated the "casual user". He uses the example of the computer illiterate little sister, but I'd be surprised if I met a child in the western world that wasn't capable of operating a PC.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by monster on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:28PM

    by monster (1260) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:28PM (#2525) Journal

    Not only that. The "grandpas" of today are increasingly quite adept with technology and gizmos, since many of them already used computers in their jobs.

    If that explanation is true, they are designing their UXs for less people than they believe.