Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 14:35 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As I already explained in the first Usability Terms article, consistency goes a long way in ensuring a pleasurable user experience in graphical user interfaces. While some user interfaces appear to be more graphically consistent than others, Windows has always appeared to be worse than most others - probably because it carries with it stuff that dates back to the 16bit era. IStartedSomething agrees with this, and started the Windows UI TaskForce.
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RE: It's the apps
by Ultimatebadass on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 07:47 UTC in reply to "It's the apps"
Ultimatebadass
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2006-01-08

I agree completely about hardware utilities.
For example, motherboard manufacturers: when are they going to realize that not all people buying their products are 12 year olds that want a "cool" (see: http://marbleorchards.com/DigiPics/Easy%20Tune%20Specs.jpg ) looking app to monitor fan speeds, temperatures or set fsb. A simple, plain, elegant window with some tabs would be much better - one that you can minimize to tray and doesn't take 5 seconds to display and 30MB of ram because of all those useless bitmaps it has to load.

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