Re: When User Interfaces Attack

Subject: Re: When User Interfaces Attack
From: Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:50:59 -0700

Nice list. Thanks for sharing Craig.

It is comforting to learn that I am not alone about many of these, without
merit, changes for the sake of change.

The default loss of scroll bars in OSx is one of the most infuriating ones
for me. I don't use them very often so I have enough trouble navigating
around a Mac... trying, in vain, to translate my knowledge of Ubuntu's and
Windows 7 OS UI knowledge.

I think it is fair that sometimes change is good but our own stubbornness
prevents us from accepting these changes and admitting the change is an
improvement. For instance, I absolutely detest the Windows 8 UI but others
love it. Brian commented that any UI change after Windows 2000 was
unnecessary but I think the Windows 7 UI was a huge improvement (uh... once
you add in some 3rd party modifiers like http://www.classicshell.net/ to
bring back the folder size in File Explorer). Finally, I know many may
disagree, but the Apple iPhone has gone through a steady stream of UI
improvements since iOS 4.

Most of the time, UI 'improvements' are highly subjective.



On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 8:59 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>wrote:

> How many of you Whirlers have seen decent user interfaces improved into
> failures?
>
> http://uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2014/03/if-it-isnt-broken-dont-fix-it.php
>
>
>
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> Cordially,
>
> Craig Cardimon | Technical Writer
>

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*Shawn Connelly*
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