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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: 1) by sfm on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:34PM

    by sfm (675) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:34PM (#2479)

    Win-8 provides a flashy interface designed to get the attention of the "now" generation. Grandma could care less about floating windows and skins for apps. Consistency is king for the older generation. Win-8 breaks that, and offers no way to get it back.

    I second the bullshit call.

  • (Score: 1) by crutchy on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:32PM

    by crutchy (179) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:32PM (#2822) Homepage Journal

    PC's are sooooo yesterday

    Sent from my iPhone