Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "We're able to produce absolutely stunning websites and mobile apps with great interaction design. Interfaces that are smooth and fun and let us understand information without even trying. But when it comes to email clients, we get a bit of a boring feeling, like using an old piece of software from 10 years ago. I think we can do better. So let's do that." Great ideas and beautiful design by Tobias van Schneider, but why he would forcefully shoehorn this clearly digital UI into Mac OS X is beyond me. It has no place there. This just screams Metro.
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RE: Interesting read...
by pysiak on Wed 11th Jul 2012 08:45 UTC in reply to "Interesting read..."
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So in the end I totally agree with the conclusion: Working wit e-mail needs to be redesigned. It needs to be redesigned beyond most of the current, "tech driven" means of handling mails and should be more "task oriented", indeed. Looking forward to see whether anyting meaningful will arise out of this. ;)

So this kind of opens the door to David Allen's Getting Things Done [tm] method with such options to apply it to email like:
- GTD Add-in for Outlook - https://gtdsupport.netcentrics.com/trainingmaterials/tour_2010.php (I recommend you view one or two tutorials to get a glimpse)
- GTDInbox for GMail (now known as ActiveInbox) - http://www.activeinboxhq.com/index.html

Examples above are not strictly UI redesigns, they build on top of existing user-familiarity with current UI and add a process that helps you get on top with emails.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done

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