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[4]: Comment by kwan_e
by phoudoin on Wed 11th Jul 2012 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e"
phoudoin
Member since:
2006-06-09

There's one good idea in there: a priority inbox. I wish someone like Google will pick up that.


One word: tags.

With filter, you can even automatically assign a priority tag to well-known senders or based on content.
Yeah, that looks like favorites senders feature.

Maybe this designer confuse looks boring with behave boring.
An infantilized looks may be funny to look at, may make you wish to lick your display device, but it doesn't make it automatically more efficient.

A hammer is an old looking tool. Still the best one to nail down anything...

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RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e
by No it isnt on Wed 11th Jul 2012 19:34 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Yeah, well, I was being sarcastic. The thing this guy calls 'actionstep' is basically a manual but somewhat more fine-grained version of Google's priority inbox. Not that you can't work priorities manually in Gmail as well...

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