Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Jan 2013 23:42 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Ever since I bought my HTC HD7 way back in October 2010, I have been hooked on Windows Phone. Without even being able to test-drive the new operating system (The Netherlands didn't get Windows Phone 7 until a year later), I imported the HD7 from the US - the minimalist, stark, clean, flat, and textual interface spoke to me, and I just knew I would like it. And like it, I did.
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RE: Skeuomorphism Must Die
by Deviate_X on Mon 21st Jan 2013 15:50 UTC in reply to "Skeuomorphism Must Die"
Deviate_X
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I do appreciate clean lines and clarity of "digital". I do think Microsoft went a little too extreme with it in WP7. WP8 feels better on my 920 giving way to more “personality” and individuality. Microsoft needs to relax a little more and give the user/developer more control.

Yes, we need less fake wood panelling in digital UIs, but we also need to be able to distinguish one from the other without having to resort to reading the text. After all what is the point of the graphic if it renders one indistinguishable from its other?

http://www.drivehq.com/Help/doc/image/em33.JPG

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