Category Archives: UI Design
I found myself having to organize a couple of WebExs yesterday. I don’t have to do this very often so the application we use is still fairly unfamiliar territory for me. I do remember the pain in trying to use it, but having to go through the process twice in fairly quick succession cemented just how much the UI sucked. Take the following example.
“It had better not smell of Windows in any way.” I eavesdropped a conversation about an application’s interface when this sentence was uttered. The premise was a large potential almost exclusively Mac based client. Any user interface that looked even remotely like Windows would be dismissed faster than you could say “A fatal exception has occurred”. That’s not a problem though. It just means the Product Manager has to steer the application’s development in a direction that allows it to meet the demands of customers with either a Windows and Mac preference. It is as simple as that though?