Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Apr 2009 09:36 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Windows Windows Vista wasn't exactly a success, and as such, Microsoft needed different people to manage the development of Windows 7. One of those new people is Julie Larson-Green, who made a very good showing with Microsoft Office 2007, which took the bold move of replacing the menu-driven interface with the newly designed Ribbon interface. The Sydney Morning Herald (awesome name) decided to take a look at who, exactly, Larson-Green is.
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RE[4]: The ribbon
by ricegf on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The ribbon"
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Of *course* it's Microsoft's fault if I find myself less productive with a ribbon interface than a menu-and-tool bar interface. Do you honestly believe one interface is perfect for everyone? If it works well for you and not for me, I'm a "snowflake"?

Have you ever considered that software should adapt to the user, instead of vice-versa?

And that changing an interface inconsistently and with little flexibility for how people's work varies in the real world isn't necessarily an improvement, but may just be a step in the *wrong* direction? Presenting a *totally different* interface for the *same task*, depending on whether you're using the Outlook main window or the Outlook email editor (for example), might be a *bad* design decision?

And isn't your arrogance exactly what *Linux* advocates are so often maligned for exhibiting in public?

Very ugly attitude. Very ugly indeed.

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