Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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Different isn't always good
by bowkota on Sun 14th Apr 2013 20:19 UTC
bowkota
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Different doesn't necessarily imply or mean that it's good.

Metro however has some good qualities, clean and flat UI for example, I'm not a fan of live tiles especially on a small screen.
The importance is striking a balance. Too much empty space and being completely flat isn't the answer. Occasionally you need textures to be able to emphasise certain key features.

Overall, Metro is a a plus but Microsoft's biggest problem is that they themselves aren't benefiting much from it. They've had an overall positive effect on the industry and we thank them for that but it's been mostly good for their competitors.

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