Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2011 22:20 UTC
Windows This is mandatory listening and watching material for understanding the design methodology and ideas behind the Metro interface in Windows 8 (and thus, Windows Phone 7). All this sounds great in theory, and Jensen Harris, one of the minds behind Metro, is clearly passionate about it - and I love people who are passionate about their work. It's just that to me, the Metro UI doesn't seem to work very well for actual work. I want window management! I'm taking all this into account for an article on Metro in the Developer Preview. Stay tuned.
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The problem is that, based on the keynote I saw, it is clear that MS has every intention to replace that 'UI underneath' with Microsoft Bob... er, I mean... Metro.

That is not the impression I got at all. I did not see the keynote, but I did see the developer presentation given by the Jenson Harris. He specifically gave Photoshop as an example of a traditional mouse driven content creation app - where all the chrome makes sense . He did not make it sound like MS thinks something like photoshop should be done in Metro...

I do think MS would like to see apps like this done in Metro, but I think they also realize to do so will take ALOT of careful work on the developers part and even then the fit may not turn out to be so good. Yes, they are certainly pushing Metro - but what else would they do? Regardless, the traditional desktop isn't going away for a while...

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