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Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Blog chris hallsworth 07 Sep 2011 16:15 BST
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Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Blog chris hallsworth 07 Sep 2011 16:15 BST

I am changing the subject line as the below didn't have anything to do
with the other thread.

Chris Hallsworth
Sent from Thunderbird

On 07/09/2011 15:51, Tony wrote:
> Hello
> Thanks Chris for the Windows 8 update - had a look at the blog (which,
> likean awful lot of sites, had problems when the text in the browser was
> enlarged too much ...) From my point of view - someone who still uses
> residual sight rather than speech - this new OS looks like a nightmare.
> Given larger touchscreen areas it looks likely that the area will be
> crammed with aesthetic appeal rather than simple visual clues and the
> whole system will need relearning.
>
> I find it particularly interesting that the ribbon metaphor will be
> extended to other areas of the OS as well as Office. Has anyone known of
> any other application where the ribbon is used? Most people I know
> dislike it intensely andI haven't seen it copied on other platforms.
> This seems to suggest it is not popular as an interface. The ribbon
> enforces small fonts and small visual clues so to us is iherently less
> accessible than drop-down menus. The mixture of access methodologies
> used detracts from the coherence of the user interface, making it less
> intuitive.
>
> What we really need with the current obsession with on-line services is
> not a revamp to the user interface but a serious method of replacing
> paper archives. Ever gone on-line and bought something, only to find
> that you don't get an invoice or receipt? How to prove purchase if you
> need to claim the money back? Or had to fill in a form online (possibly
> spread over ultiple pages). Where is the single, fool-proof united
> mechanism that files copies of these for you so you can prove an audit
> trail?
>
> Regards
> Tony Dart
>
>