[OT] Microsoft Office's New UI Blazes Some New Trails for Us
jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Mon Oct 10 23:29:57 CDT 2005
I've got Dan's blog loading while I post this response, but, if your
commentary is spot-on, then it is a scary thing... appropriately
On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, jbv wrote:
> Dan ,
> "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; it's now What You
> Get Is What You See, or WYGIWYS."
> and my first reaction to this is : God ! this is one of most scary
> things I ever came across !
> It might not be so important in case of a letter or a spreadsheet,
> but in general it means that users we'll have to chose from a set
> of PRE-DEFINED shapes... and who will pre-design those ?
> Microsoft ? Yikes !!!!
> Now we have WYGIWWAYTCF (what you get is what we allow
> you to choose from)...
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