Windows 8 and the art of UX compromise
by Ryan Bell, user interface software team lead at EffectiveUI
Microsoft is cleverly promoting Windows 8 with the tagline â€œno compromises.â€ The idea is that you get both a desktop/laptop operating system (OS) and a tablet OS in one package and a â€œbest of both worldsâ€ experience on any device.
In reality, the decision to meld the traditional mouse-and-keyboard Windows with a new, radically different kind of interface designed for touch devices is itself a compromise â€“ a choice with understandable business and engineering rationales, but one that is likely to introduce significant challenges for the Windows user experience (UX) in the months ahead.
Why Windows 8 could be the next Vista
by Sean Ludwig, staff writer for VentureBeat
Thinking about Windows 8 fills me with a strong sense of unease. Whether itâ€™s the thought of using the OS on my desktop on a daily basis or the coming backlash by consumers when the OS lands, it distresses me on more levels than it should. Windows 8 could very well be the next Vista.