Examining the Windows UI to make it more powerful, intuitive, and effective.
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July 8, 2005 by Tory Larson
Another thought-provoking article on AppleMatters.com. He's right, but...there's a major problem with this idea. If the metaphor is unusable, then the device is, perhaps, non-intuitive. I know a 70-year-old lady who does amazingly well with Windows. Why? Because, she's been able to wrap her head around the metaphor. Most older people can't. I agree that computing will be very different in 25 years, and perhaps easier to support. But, we live here and now--and I don't want to have to wai...
July 6, 2005 by Tory Larson
...but then, neither has Windows or any other OS.

A great article on computer usability on applematters.com...
July 6, 2005 by Tory Larson
You're going to have to bear with me. This could be a bit of a rambling entry. I'm thinking perhaps I should change the subtitle of this blog, because it's very likely that my POVs on UI could come to bear here. OTOH, I'm thinking about heading over to Wincustomize and setting up shop there, at least as far as UI goes. There would probably be more of an audience.

Again, I'm requesting some synergy. I had some pretty good input in the last entry about UI design. Let's keep talking about...
July 6, 2005 by Tory Larson
I'm a user-interface nut. Usability is of paramount importance to me. That's the number one reason I switched back to windows from linux. Stop laughing. *g* Usability in applications, that is...not usability in the os interface. Windows' primary fault in its UI is that it is somewhat rigid. Either you do things the MS way...or you have to switch shells. Programs like Stardock's ObjectBar are changing that...but sometimes too many option aren't good, either. The number one thing I miss a...