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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: 4, Insightful) by MachineShedFred on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:49PM

    by MachineShedFred (1656) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:49PM (#2442)

    There is nothing "intuitive" about what they've done. If their UI was intuitive, then you wouldn't have to pick up another device to use Google to figure out how to do what it is you're trying to do. There is nothing intuitive about moving your mouse all the way to the right edge of the display, clicking on a gear icon that appears out of nowhere for reasons that aren't apparent at first, and only then are you presented with the option to TURN OFF THE COMPUTER.

    I guess, in someone's mind, the power state is a "setting" but it's just stupid to everyone else.

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