Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's been one of my major pet peeves on both Android and iOS: the total and utter lack of consistency. Applications - whether first party or third party - all seem to live on islands, doing their own thing, making their own design choices regarding basic UI interactions, developing their own non-standard buttons and controls. Consistency died five years ago, and nobody seems to care but me.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 18th Jun 2012 13:23 UTC
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In the smartphone and tablet age, the application has become the star. The days of yore, where the goal of an application was to disappear and blend in with the rest of the system as much as possible so that users could focus on getting the task done instead of on the application itself, are gone.

Nokia designers managed to nail this problem well in Harmattan. They produced integrated experiences, where the user focuses on the task, rather than on the application. Unfortunately the whole effort was wasted as Nokia management sabotaged their own project.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 14:15 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Metro UI also has such focus - actually, it can be quite safely described as pushing it much more than N9 UI.
(Thom doesn't complain about, doesn't mention Windows Phone UI at all in the above article)

But I don't suppose you can give it that, considering you think Harmattan was so dandy that only sabotage explains its demise...

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