Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's been one of my major pet peeves on both Android and iOS: the total and utter lack of consistency. Applications - whether first party or third party - all seem to live on islands, doing their own thing, making their own design choices regarding basic UI interactions, developing their own non-standard buttons and controls. Consistency died five years ago, and nobody seems to care but me.
Permalink for comment 523797
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: I can only agree
by zima on Mon 25th Jun 2012 23:51 UTC in reply to "I can only agree"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

I can only agree. User experience is nowadays terrible.

Don't over-dramatise... user experience nowadays enables for tons of people a quite comfortable use of their ~computers - much more so than was the case in the past. Many (most?) even like the new ~smartphone models of interaction, new paths and experiments, which will likely help many more in efficient usage of ~computers.

OTOH, you hold on to a GUI ...basically from the beginning of GUI. It's a virtual certainty that's it's far from optimal (and it didn't see very much uptake or strict cloning).
Movies or music are always better in the old times...

Reply Parent Score: 2