Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Dec 2011 18:56 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will be one of the most significant releases for Microsoft ever, since it pretty much rethinks the entire graphical user interface. One of the problems I personally see with Metro is that it doesn't appear to be particularly conducive to getting actual work done. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft design director Steve Kaneko confirmed that it's hard to adapt applications like Office to use Metro.
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RE: Designer talk
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 05:07 UTC in reply to "Designer talk"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Have you ever seen microsoft office 2003 with all toolbars visible on a 800x 600 screen? The content is definitely not king.

I actually have some ideas, maybe I'll mock them up in qt quick one of these days in my mythical spare time. Basically you lose easy discoverability when you kill the chrome. You just need an obvious way to make them discoverable again. A context sensitive option.

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RE[2]: Designer talk
by Temcat on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 10:30 in reply to "RE: Designer talk"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

As a happy Office 2003 user to date, it makes no sense to run Office with all toolbars on.

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RE[3]: Designer talk
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 15:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Designer talk"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Oh, absolutely. But its possible. I was just talking about that as an example to the complexity within office that would have to be replicated some how in a metro'd version.

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RE[2]: Designer talk
by zima on Wed 28th Dec 2011 21:03 in reply to "RE: Designer talk"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

...some ideas, maybe I'll mock them up in qt quick one of these days in my mythical spare time. Basically you lose easy discoverability when you kill the chrome. You just need an obvious way to make them discoverable again. A context sensitive option.

Ahh, a (well, perhaps popping out etc.) Ribbon... ;p (may I suggest, if the mythical spare time ever comes, going beyond the 2k3 version of Office ;) )

Edited 2011-12-28 21:05 UTC

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