Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 22:36 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 8 has gone gold, Microsoft can move on to other things. With Windows 8, the most important of these is probably to make sure people know how to actually use it. Metro is filled to the brim with hard-to-discover features, but Microsoft has a plan. Will it be enough?
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RE: Usability lab?
by ze_jerkface on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 23:01 UTC in reply to "Usability lab?"
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2012-06-22

I wouldn't presume anything.

Sinofsky and Ballmer have gone of the rails.

Someone posted the results of trying Windows 8 on over a hundred enterprise users on the Windows 8 blog and Sinofsky deleted the comment. This is not software that is designed around user feedback.

A tutorial won't save Windows 8. If anything it will just add to the negative reputation.

A well designed UI is intuitive and can be learned through exploring. Windows 8 has a shitty UI as part of Sinofsky's plan for "one windows UI across all devices". This is incredibly stupid given that 99% of Windows users don't have a touch-screen device, nor will iPad owners run out to buy a Windows tablet just to have some new crappy UI.

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