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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 Rune of Doom on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:13PM

    by Rune of Doom (1392) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:13PM (#2553)

    Not buying it either. My niece is three and computer literate enough to do exactly what she wants on an Android tablet. Her grandfather has been using computers since they came on punch cards, likes functional GUIs, and prefers his Win7 look as much like XP as possible. And Mom gets everything she wants just fine from her iPad. Even if this claim was true (and I don't think for a moment it is) they user base they claim to be targeting doesn't exist.