June 16, 2012
Windows 8: A Design Disaster @ ZDNet

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and his Final thoughts on Windows 8: A design disaster over at ZDNet.

On the face of it, the Metro UI looks good. It’s new and shiny and refreshing, and it looks like it could actually be quite usable. If you’ve used Windows Phone then the¬†interface¬†feel familiar. Things feel good. And then you start to use it. […] As a result, rather than keeping your attention focused on a small part of the screen, you’ve now got to scan over the entire screen. The larger the screen, the more area you have to scan. It turns the process of finding the app you want to run into a game of “Where’s Waldo?” — and I detest playing that game or puzzle, or whatever it is.

Glad someone has finally articulated why I don’t think that the new start screen is as good as the old start menu. I knew it was worse somehow, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

Posted by Arcterex at June 16, 2012 08:54 PM