Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "We're able to produce absolutely stunning websites and mobile apps with great interaction design. Interfaces that are smooth and fun and let us understand information without even trying. But when it comes to email clients, we get a bit of a boring feeling, like using an old piece of software from 10 years ago. I think we can do better. So let's do that." Great ideas and beautiful design by Tobias van Schneider, but why he would forcefully shoehorn this clearly digital UI into Mac OS X is beyond me. It has no place there. This just screams Metro.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Vanders on Wed 11th Jul 2012 10:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

Just ditch the email standard altogether. There is a good reason why younglings use facebook, or enterprises are more and more switching to wikis/yammer/stackExchange/etc.

I don't particularly want to have a discussion with my mortgage advisor via. Facebook, nor do I want the gas company to send me bills via. Google+.

I work in a place that's using or has attempted to use in the past HipChat, Yammer, Lync, Jabber, Confluence and possibly a few more that I've forgotten. The number 1 method of official communication is still email (Exchange) and the ticketing system (Jira): and Jira still generates email.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Radio on Wed 11th Jul 2012 12:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

When I said wiki, did I mean wikipedia? No. I am talking about the design and concept, not one website. You would not use facebook or G+, but "a" kind of facebook-like, or G+-like managed by your mortgage advisor/gas company or a third-party (like all customer lines are outsourced to specialized customer care services).

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