Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:16 UTC
Windows

Manual window management is awful. Windows 8 ditched windows in favor of fullscreen apps. Traditional desktop window paradigms are powerful but obsolete.

Windows 9 unifies previous contrasting paradigms, taking design cues from all platforms and recent innovations.

Just an unofficial design concept, but damn, this is sexy. This is exactly what Windows needs - a combination of the old and new, leading to something seemingly far more usable than the monstrosity that is Metro in Windows 8.

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RE: Get off my lawn
by Vanders on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 16:14 UTC in reply to "Get off my lawn"
Vanders
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2005-07-06

Can't we just get normal windows? I can resize/organize them just fine.


What? No! This is a brave new world! We must eschew the paradigms of the past and re-invent them for the new millennium. Preferably, we should have an art designer do that. Definitely no one with any HCI experience or training at all. If they've actually studied this stuff they'll just be biased towards doing things the old way won't they? We can't have that.

Everything has to a 'phone on steroids, icons have to be huge but entirely free of any useful information about what they do, and options just confuse people so just 'em the defaults.

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