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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 Jtmach on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:53PM

    by Jtmach (1481) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:53PM (#2599)

    Casual users aren't notably good at finding a single unlabeled tiny icon in a list of a million barely distinguishable icons.

    I'm not so sure. The casual users that I know are the ones with a million icons on their desktop. They just somehow know that the one they want is the third from the left and two rows down.