Design guru Nielsen: Windows 8 a ‘misguided’ product; UI ‘smothers usability’

“User interface design guru Jakob Nielsen is none too pleased with what he’s found in Windows 8, which he calls a ‘misguided’ product,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET. “Nielsen, who has spent much of his career analyzing all kinds of user interfaces, including most notably Flash software for Web animation, says that the new Windows … Continue reading

Apple software designers sick of doing things Steve Jobs’ way; ‘civil war’ said breaking out

“It is a touch shocking that Apple, of all companies, has something of an internal riot on its hands,” Nicholas Carlson reports for The Business Insider. “The problem is something called skeuomorphism, which is when a software user-interface is designed in a way that mimics design from the offline, non-software world,” Carlson reports. “For example, … Continue reading