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More on Apple UI

Vinay finishes up his big post on Apple's dip in UI quality with this:

apple is still the premiere user interface company. they still pay a lot of attention to the user interface and human computer interaction. they're just losing their touch, and need to pay more attention to what they are doing with all the changes. of course looking at the hig, you think, "wow, apple has really gone through the trouble of thinking about hci and told us about what they think we should do so it will be easier for the user". but if you're going to go through the trouble of writing a nice long document which you are going to call human interface guidelines, and expect other developers to follow them, follow them yourself.

I too want to emphasize that Apple is still very much the leader in UI. However, I wish for that trend to continue, and the only trend I've seen lately is a decline in quality. I don't want a decline. Someone told me I was making a mountain out of a molehill. Rather, I like to think that by making a fuss, I'm doing my part (as Vinay is doing his) to try to prevent a molehill from becoming a mountain. A mountain of steaming, smelly, inconsistent, bad UI. If I wanted to use Windows or Linux, I'd use Windows or Linux. 🙂

One Response to "More on Apple UI"

  1. Given that OSNews is now linking to some mini-rants by Vinay, Matt, and myself, I thought I'd pull them all (the ones I find anyway, to this point) into one post. My posts, anyway - hit the trackbacks and links in the articles themselves to find most o...


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