Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tipping the Scale (Why the UI, Part 5)

Simplifying the UI for Office 2007 ...

"Over the last few articles, we've taken a trip through Ye Olde Museum of Office Past, looking specifically at Microsoft Word for Windows, starting with Word 1.0 and working our way to the present-day state-of-the-art, Word 2003.

One of the misunderstandings I've seen repeated around the 'net a number of times is that our team set out to "destroy the menu-based paradigms introduced by Apple."

Of course, as you know if you've read Part 1 of the story, many of today's UI paradigms attributed to Apple were introduced well before the Lisa or the Macintosh. Regardless of who gets credit for them, they're good paradigms. There's nothing wrong with menus and toolbars-based UI for certain applications. Truth be told, these paradigms served Office well for a number of releases."   continued ...   (Via Jensen Harris)

Menu Items In Word - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Menu Items In Word


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