[OT] Microsoft Office's New UI Blazes Some New Trails for Us
rev at armbase.com
Mon Oct 10 15:03:23 CDT 2005
On 10/10/2005 20:42:41, jbv.silences at club-internet.fr wrote:
> Dan ,
> > Jakob
> Nielsen's Alertbox newsletter today is about the new "results
> > oriented user experience" being developed by Microsoft for its
> > bloated Office product line.
> > I provide my thoughts and links at http://www.eclecticity.com/.
> > 3c65da4c in case anyone cares or wants to discuss it there.
> a quote from J.
> Nielsen's article (BTW the link you provide
> on your blog is wrong) :
> "The new interface displays galleries of possible end-states, each of
which combine many
> formatting operations. From this gallery, you select the complete look of
your target -- say
> an org chart or an entire document -- and watch it change shape as you
mouse over the
> alternatives in the gallery. The interaction paradigm has been reversed;
> now What You
> Get Is What You See, or WYGIWYS."
Yep and I'm still waiting for go.microsoft.com to load.
Hey give me good old RISC OS where everything worked the way YOU wanted it
to. The one thing that I really miss and have not encountered anywhere else
is separation of the cursor and mouse between different apps.
IE you have one app that has the cursor in it but another app with the
window focus that is reacting to mouseclicks.
You then could have one app reacting to mouseclicks that controlled the
other eg text and image entry. Ohhh I could go on and on, but that has been
the case since 1991? :-)
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