Most designers suck at designing for software. They’re too used to presenting things in a beautiful way, hiding controls and emphasizing each “thing” as if they were works of art. Software however is mostly about sifting through junk.
They’re still too rooted in print design ideas where content was curated.
@aRandomCat maybe that's why no-UI is still the best UI.
@ykgoon yea, there’s a lot of interesting work from Bret Victor’s Dynamic Land project where software and physical items are combined.
@aRandomCat I am continually amazed at how the MSOffice team manages to make MSWord more and more unuseable for power users with each iteration. I have yet to meet anyone who has praise for the Office Ribbon.
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