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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: 2, Interesting) by nightsky30 on Wednesday February 19 2014, @12:49PM

    by nightsky30 (1818) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @12:49PM (#2382)

    First off, if I had a little sister, she would most certainly not be computer illiterate, and most likely very computer savvy. Is he trying to say girls don't get technology? If I had a little sister, she'd say Windows 8 is poop. Secondly, this garbage is coming from a Metro UI designer who's been drinking the kool-aid. Of course he's going to defend that abomination! "Blame it on the power users!" BS. They aren't listening to users at all.

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  • (Score: 1) by dilbert on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:26PM

    by dilbert (444) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:26PM (#2423)
    My little sister is unfortunately of the "OMG Ponies!" personality.

    My daughter, however, prefers LinuxMint and OSX to Win8.

  • (Score: 1) by monster on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:47PM

    by monster (1260) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:47PM (#2536) Journal

    My little sister has two laptops: A 7 years old netbook (10", Atom, 1GB RAM, XP) and a new notebook (15", Core 2 duo, 4GB RAM, W8). Guess which one uses daily and which one is used only when the Adobe Suite is required?

    People at Microsoft sure have some justification of W8, but it didn't work as intended. By not accepting it they are digging themselves in a deeper hole.