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AustinIT
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3/14/2012 | 8:32:14 PM
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I don't think that publicly yanking down Microsoft's shorts while working for one of their competitors is what I would term "contructive criticism". On the other hand, I think he is spot on with what he infers as Microsoft's long running problem with understanding what "intuitive" means. To me, that has been their achilles heel in UX design. That, and their aweful tech documentation.
ANON1237925156805
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3/14/2012 | 7:34:06 PM
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Microsoft seems to be trying to emulate Apple in contrast to Google by steering the user experience. Unfortunately where Apple seems to know what you want before you do, Microsoft has historically been tone deaf.

Still, I'm willing to withhold judgment. At this point in the mobile space at least Microsoft has a chance to sit in between Apple's totally closed environment and Google/Android's rather anarchic and chaotic one. If they can nail it they'll be doing us all a favor.

So let's hope that Bibik means what he says, that he generates constructive ideas and that Microsoft reads them and listens.
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3/14/2012 | 7:01:02 PM
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"This isn't the entire collection of apps, just the default collection that Microsoft decided upon,"
which will no be a collection of trial offers for software the user doesn't even own or want, and that users wont know how to delete.
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3/14/2012 | 6:59:48 PM
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I think he underestimates users. Of course they'll figure out that scrolling up and down moves left and right. Of course they're going to spend a tremendous amount of time teasing M$ about how up and down does not equal left and right. It will be fun. Because M$ bashing is inherently fun.
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